A $10 million advanced optical spectrograph, built at UC Santa Cruz, is now on its way to Hawaii's W. M. Keck Observatory, where it will be a critical tool for astronomers investigating fundamental questions about the origin of the universe. Optician David Hilyard used polishing wizardry to create these lenses for a camera in the Deep Extragalactic Imaging Multi-Object Spectrograph."This is the most ambitious instrument ever built at the Lick Laboratories, or anywhere else for that matter," said Joseph Miller, the director of the UC Observatories/Lick Observatory. More
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