Discovering Dark Stars – Dr. Adam Burgasser

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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 delivered on Jan. 24, 2012, under balmy Hawaiian night skies at The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawai’i to an enthusiastic audience of Friends of the W. M. Keck Observatory.

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Observers from NASA will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, KECK observers will use NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:52:00pm rise 05:50:00am
On Keck 1, we have UCSC observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have UCSB/UCLA observers using NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
UCSC observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSB/UCLA observers will use NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
BOOM! First Potentially Habitable Earth-Size Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini. bit.ly/1pdXHZ9 pic.twitter.com/Yb1oA2MetB