News | 10.27.2011
Profs scour Hawaiian sky
Through a 10-year, $12 million agreement in 2009, Yale purchased rights from the California Institute of Technology to use the telescope at Keck Observatory, which sits atop a dormant volcano in Hawaii, for 15 nights per year. Professors flew to Hawaii to use the facility until this January, when a set of computers were installed in Gibbs Laboratory as the first remote observation station for the Keck telescope on the East Coast. Five astronomy professors interviewed said the station has bolstered Yale’s image as a leader in the field of astronomy and dramatically expanded the research capabilities of the department...
Image Credits: (header) European Space Agency & NASA; (left) Julien Spronck, Yale University; (background) NASA, ESA and H.E. Bond (STScI)