From Hot Jupiters to Habitable Planets – Dr. Debra Fischer of Yale University

PART 1

Dr. Debra Fischer of Yale University explains the lively science of planet hunting. This talk was delivered on Feb. 27, 2012, at The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawai’i to an audience of philanthropic supporters of the Keck Observatory. To find out how you can make a difference at the frontiers of discovery, please contact Debbie Goodwin at +1 808-881-3814.


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UH observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSC/UCLA observers will use ESI on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:53:00pm rise 05:46:00am
Keck 1 target of opportunity! Detected the afterglow of a rare short-duration gamma ray burst. Extragalactic explosion, caught in the act.
Does this monster have exotic populations of stars at its center? We'll investigate with LRIS tonight. (3/3)
Special target for Keck 1: NGC 4889 is one of the brightest galaxies known and hosts the largest supermassive black hole ever detected (2/3)
Tonight on Keck 1: looking for low-mass stars in high-mass galaxies with LRIS. (1/2)