Evenings With Astronomers

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Evenings with Astronomers: Bumps, Booms and Burps Dr. Shrinivas Kulkarni

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Evenings with Astronomers: The Intergalactic Medium and New Opportunities for Science Dr. Chris Martin

Dr. Chris Martin of Caltech explains the ongoing mission to directly observe the vast filaments of gas that connect clusters of galaxies, feed galaxies and create a vast... Read more »

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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 »

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Our guests tonight are observers from NASA and CIT-Y, using HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS respectively. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am
Tonight observers from UCB/NASA/UCB and CIT-Y will use OSIRIS-NGS/OSIRIS-LGS/HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am
SCIENCE NEWS!: Fossil Star Clusters Revela Their Age W. M. Keck Observatory bit.ly/1ftjdG4
Very stable atmosphere tonight. Observers @meg_bedell @intiwatay are enjoying a seeing of 0.35 arcsec, much better than typical conditions
Tonight the observers are Megan Bedell @meg_bedell (Chicago) and Jorge Melendez @intiwatay (Sao Paulo). They are observing twins of our Sun

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