Astronomy Talk: Using Shadows to Shed New Light
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Astronomy Talk: Using Shadows to Shed New Light James L. Green

Current estimates are that over 150 million Americans viewed the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 with another 60 million viewing it electronically from... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Golden Age of Space Exploration
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Astronomy Talk: The Golden Age of Space Exploration Charles Elachi

Over the last 50 years, JPL spacecraft have visited every planet in our solar system and roved for more than 14 years on the surface of Mars. In addition, spaceborne... Read more »

An Evening of Astronomy: Research Using the Keck Telescopes
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An Evening of Astronomy: Research Using the Keck Telescopes Greg Doppmann and Anna Ciurlo

Dr. Greg Doppmann, Keck Observatory Resident Astronomer, will share his research: Characterizing the Planet Forming Region around Young Stars Using Keck Observatory’s... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Journey Through the Universe
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Astronomy Talk: Journey Through the Universe Brian Day

Brian Day will give a demonstration of the lunar and planetary mapping and modeling portals his team developed at NASA. He will take the audience on a tour of potential... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Science Behind Interstellar
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Astronomy Talk: The Science Behind Interstellar Kip Thorne, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate

How scientifically accurate is the blockbuster film Interstellar? Dr. Kip Thorne will take you behind the scenes of the movie and explain how he helped Hollywood turn... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Black Holes Last Tango in Space
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Astronomy Talk: Black Holes Last Tango in Space David Reitze

The first direct detections of gravitational waves in late 2015 were made possible by a dedicated forty year quest to design, build, and operate LIGO, the Laser... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Habitability of  Our Universe
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Astronomy Talk: Habitability of Our Universe Avi Loeb

Is life most likely to emerge at the present cosmic time near a star like the Sun? Dr. Loeb will review the habitability of the Universe throughout cosmic history from... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Restless Universe
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Astronomy Talk: The Restless Universe Shri Kulkarni

Cosmic explosions were first noted nearly 2,000 years ago but only in the past 100 years have astronomers secured recognition of classes of explosions ranging from... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Fingerprints of the First Stars
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Astronomy Talk: Fingerprints of the First Stars John O'Meara

Our current story for the origin of the heavy elements has at its core a recycling program on the grandest of scales. Using Keck, we have traced atoms as they flow from... Read more »