Are There Other Worlds? Modern Answers to a 2500-Year-Old Question – Dr. Charles Beichman

(May 22, 2007) From the “Evenings with Astronomers” Series. Dr. Charles Beichman of the Michelson Science Center at Caltech talks about the 21st century tools being used to answer one of the most ancient questions: “Are there other worlds like our own?” How are astronomers probing the birthplace of stars and planets? How will scientists know if a planet supports life? Dr. Beichman explains the modern search for answers.

Science Standards: Design and conduct investigations to answer questions; Use the problem-solving process to address current issues; Describe what constitutes the universe.

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Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with CIT observers. Keck 2 NIRSPEC is scheduled for CIT observers. Sun set 07:05:00pm rise 05:33:00am
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for CIT observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for CIT observers. Sun set 07:04:00pm rise 05:33:00am
NASA observers will work with LRISP-ADC tonight. And CIT observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 07:04:00pm rise 05:33:00am
Observers from KECK will use LRISP-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, CIT observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 07:03:00pm rise 05:33:00am
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