Astronomy Talk: Examining the Planet-Forming Zone Around New Stars – Dr. Greg Doppmann

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This Cosmic Video was produced from the February 11, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:

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.

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On Keck 1, we have CIT observers using LRIS-ADC. On Keck 2, we have UCB observers using DEIMOS. Sun set 05:52:00pm rise 06:24:00am
UCB observers will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, and UH observers will use DEIMOS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 05:52:00pm rise 06:23:00am
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