Evenings With Astronomers

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The Accelerating Universe Brian Schmidt

Nobel Laureate astronomer Brian Schmidt presents the story of the discovery of dark energy to an audience of enthusiastic Keck Observatory donors at the Fairmont Orchid,... Read more »

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From Hot Jupiters to Habitable Planets Dr. Debra Fischer of Yale University

Dr. Debra Fischer of Yale University explains the lively science of planet hunting. This talk was delivered on Feb. 27, 2012, at The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of... Read more »

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Discovering Dark Stars Dr. Adam Burgasser

Dr. Adam Burgasser of UC San Diego tells about the surging science of brown dwarfs—the failed stars that blur the line between planets and stars. This talk was... Read more »

Dark Matter Mysteries and Galaxy Evolution
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Dark Matter Mysteries and Galaxy Evolution Dr. Tommaso Treu

(March 15, 2011)  According to our current understanding, most of the mass of the universe is in the form of a mysterious substance, known as dark matter, that does not... Read more »

Keck’s Eyes on our Solar System
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Keck’s Eyes on our Solar System Dr. David Jewitt

(February 15, 2011)  Our perception of the solar system continues to evolve in dramatic ways and Keck Observatory plays a leading role in building our understanding of... Read more »

Focusing in on the Galactic Center
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Focusing in on the Galactic Center Dr. Mark Morris

(January 25, 2011)  Three of the most massive star clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy are found near the Galaxy’s center and their formation dynamics produce a startling... Read more »

Searching for Other Habitable Worlds
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Searching for Other Habitable Worlds Dr. Gregory Laughlin

(June 18, 2008) Dr. Gregory Laughlin from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his colleagues have been leading the way in the search for exoplanets,... Read more »

Recycling and Synthesis in the Cosmos
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Recycling and Synthesis in the Cosmos Dr. Mike Bolte

(February 10, 2008) Dr. Mike Bolte from the University of California Observatories discusses the enormous advances being made in the study of stellar evolution and the... Read more »

Cosmic Dawn: Pursuit of the First Galaxies
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Cosmic Dawn: Pursuit of the First Galaxies Dr. Richard Ellis

(January 16, 2008) Dr. Richard Ellis discusses how using a pioneering technique called “gravitational lensing” allows an international team of astronomers to measure... Read more »

Making it Big in Astronomy
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Making it Big in Astronomy Dr. Jerry Nelson

(December 19, 2007) In 1977 Jerry Nelson was physicist at UC’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and he was asked to join a group to vision the future of US astronomy. For... Read more »

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Tonight observers from NASA and CIT will use LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am
Comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage on 10/19/14 1.usa.gov/12swEQi pic.twitter.com/JRocfaMkoe
LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and UCSC. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Here on Keck 2 the 1st of our 2 primary fields has just risen above the horizon, so we are busily collecting photons from distant galaxies.
Howdy! This is @rhaegal on Keck 2 with grad student Intae, searching for the most distant galaxies with deep spectroscopy on DEIMOS.

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