How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming
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How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming Mike Brown (Caltech)

This is a video recording of the Sept. 15, 2011, lecture by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown. This public lecture was held at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, on the Big Island of... Read more »

On the Hunt for Protoplanets
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On the Hunt for Protoplanets Dr. Geoffrey Blake

(May 19, 2011)  Dr. Geoffrey Blake, from the California Institute of Technology, presents “On the Hunt for Protoplanets.”  Dr. Blake highlights the current and future... Read more »

Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies
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Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies Dr. Brent Tully

(March 10, 2011)  Dr. Brent Tully, from the University of Hawai`i’s Institute for Astronomy, presents “Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies.”  A cosmic field blooming with... Read more »

The Cosmic Web
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The Cosmic Web Dr. Jason Prochaska

(February 10, 2011)  Dr. Jason Prochaska, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, presents “The Cosmic Web.” He describes how modern observational techniques... Read more »

International Year of Astronomy

International Year of Astronomy

The year 2009 marked the International Year of Astronomy, or IYA 2009, celebrating astronomy around the world and commemorating 400 years of the telescope.  To showcase... Read more »

Extrasolar Planets: The Last Decade, and the Next
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Extrasolar Planets: The Last Decade, and the Next Dr. Paul Butler

(July 24, 2008) Dr. Paul Butler from the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism presents “Extrasolar Planets: The Last Decade, and the... Read more »

Planet Forming Disks: What We Can Learn by Combining the World’s Largest T
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Planet Forming Disks: What We Can Learn by Combining the World’s Largest T Dr. Rafael Millan-Gabet

(May 22, 2008) Dr. Rafael Millan-Gabet from the California Institute of Technology presents “Planet Forming Disks - What We Can Learn by Combining the World’s Largest... Read more »

Planetary Debris Disks
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Planetary Debris Disks Dr. James Graham

(April 24, 2008) Dr. James Graham from the University of California at Berkeley presents “Planetary Debris Disks”. Planetary debris disks are circumstellar clouds of... Read more »

Where Do Planets Come From?
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Where Do Planets Come From? Dr. Michael Liu

(September 10, 2007) Understanding the birth of planets has been a long-sought goal. It is the key to learning about Earth and the other types of planets orbiting stars... Read more »

The Tale of Star and Planet Formation
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The Tale of Star and Planet Formation Dr. Lynne Hillenbrand

(August 16, 2007) Star and planet formation is happening today in a molecular cloud near you! By observing objects of different ages we can develop an understanding of... Read more »