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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We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS on Keck 2 for NASA observers. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:48:00am
UCB observers will work with HIRESR tonight. And NASA/UCSD observers will work with NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:47:00am
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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