2012 Astronomy Lecture Series - Ben Zuckerman (UCLA)

Thursday October 25, 2012
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Gates Performing Arts Center Auditorium, Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Title: Violent events in rocky planetary systems: Implications for the fate of technological civilizations, including our own

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UH observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSC/UCLA observers will use ESI on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:53:00pm rise 05:46:00am
Keck 1 target of opportunity! Detected the afterglow of a rare short-duration gamma ray burst. Extragalactic explosion, caught in the act.
Does this monster have exotic populations of stars at its center? We'll investigate with LRIS tonight. (3/3)
Special target for Keck 1: NGC 4889 is one of the brightest galaxies known and hosts the largest supermassive black hole ever detected (2/3)
Tonight on Keck 1: looking for low-mass stars in high-mass galaxies with LRIS. (1/2)