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Astronomy Talk: What Wonderful Worlds – Exploring our Solar System – Dr. Imke de Pater

Knowledge about our own Solar System has increased by leaps and bounds over the past few decades due to a combination of spacecraft missions and technical advancements at the W. M. Keck Observatory and other telescopes.

Imke de Pater, Professor of Astronomy at University of California, Berkeley will start with a short overview of the numerous bodies in our Solar System now known to orbit the Sun, and which have become familiar to us as individual worlds. She will then focus on recent results her group obtained with regard to extremely large volcanic eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io, and giant storms on Uranus using Keck Observatory.