Monthly Archives: July 2010

FIRST@LICK: Bring the reinforcement!

I mentioned in this blog that the FIRST instrument is the result of collaborations between several engineers & astronomers from everywhere in the world. On July 20, I went to the San Jose Airport near SETI Institute to meet in ...

FIRST@LICK: Setting up the prototype

On July 14 (Bastille day), shortly after we received the crates, Guy Perrin, astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris and Elsa Huby, a graduate student at the observatoire de Paris, arrived  the first time at the Lick Observatory. The picture ...

FIRST@LICK: The Project

On July 13, I received a short email from Elinor Gates, my colleague at Lick Observatory: "The two crates arrived. I will have them moved into the lab later today." Below a picture of these mysterious black crates. What can ...

Keck AO Observations: Multiple Asteroid Systems

I mentioned in my previous post that we observed several known multiple asteroid systems during our last observing run with the W.M. Keck Observatory and its Adaptive Optics Systems. If you have been following my blogs and/or the scientific articles ...

Keck AO Observations: Io Volcanism – "Mornes plaines"

It has been a while I did not write anything on this blog. As usual I am late on reporting some news in the world of astronomy. Today I decided to write a short post on observations that we did ...

WISE saw the solar eclipse

WISE is still being eclipsed by the Earth, an effect known as night for those of us living on Earth, but on 11 July 2010 WISE also got eclipsed by the Moon. The graph below shows the output of ...