Astronomy Talk: Examining the Planet-Forming Zone Around New Stars

NASA/JPL-Caltech

Astronomy Talk: Examining the Planet-Forming Zone Around New Stars

Tuesday February 11, 2014
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Kahilu Theater

W. M. Keck Observatory astronomer Greg Doppmann will give a talk on circumstellar disks that surround newly formed stars. The inner regions of such disks are where rocky, and perhaps Earth-like planets are believed to form. Searching these planet-forming environments for compounds that promote life, such as water and organic molecules, is the focus of his research. Using Keck Observatory's NIRSPEC, a high-resolution infrared spectrograph on the Keck II telescope, Doppmann will illustrate how we can test for conditions that are favorable to the development of life on planets elsewhere in the Galaxy.

  Add Cosmic Event to my Calendar

Recent Webcasts

More »

Twitter Feed

CIT observers will work with MOSFIRE tonight. And UCI observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 06:36:00pm rise 06:33:00am
Observers from CIT will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:36:00pm rise 06:34:00am
On Keck 1, we have NASA observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using DEIMOS. Sun set 06:35:00pm rise 06:34:00am
UCSC observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and ANU observers will use DEIMOS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:35:00pm rise 06:35:00am
Our guests tonight are observers from UCI/UCSC and UCB, using MOSFIRE and DEIMOS respectively. Sun set 06:35:00pm rise 06:36:00am