Cosmic Matters
New Children’s Book Explores the Hunt for Other Worlds
Cosmic Matters

New Children’s Book Explores the Hunt for Other Worlds

Vicki Oransky Wittenstein, author of Planet Hunter, stands in front of the Keck telescope. Credit: Sarah Anderson.Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths, published in 2010 by... Read more »

Cosmic photo Album Earns Astronomer AAS Prize
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Cosmic photo Album Earns Astronomer AAS Prize

A native of Italy, Tommaso Treu, now a UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist, earned degrees at University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore and was a graduate student at the Space Telescope Science... Read more »

Keck Observatory Featured in NOVA Documentary
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Keck Observatory Featured in NOVA Documentary

PBS Hawai’i aired Hunting the Edge of Space, a documentary exploring how the telescope has expanded our view of the Universe.The program features planet hunter Geoff Marcy and his search with the... Read more »

Exploring New Worlds
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Exploring New Worlds

UC Berkeley planet hunter Geoff Marcy watches the sun set from the Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea. Credit: WMKO. Geoff Marcy, an astronomer at UC Berkeley, began searching for worlds beyond our Solar... Read more »