OSIRIS: The Latest Keck Instrument and its Science
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OSIRIS: The Latest Keck Instrument and its Science Dr. James Larkin

(July 22, 2007) UCLA astronomer Dr. James Larkin talks about research using OSIRIS. OSIRIS is the newest instrument at Keck and is designed to dissect small patches of... Read more »

Dusty Rings in Our Solar System: One Ring, Two Ring, Red Ring, Blue Ring
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Dusty Rings in Our Solar System: One Ring, Two Ring, Red Ring, Blue Ring Dr. Imke de Pater

(May 8, 2007) Dr. Imke de Pater of the University of California at Berkely talks about how the giant planets in our Solar System are surrounded with ring systems,... Read more »

Adaptive Optics: A Sharper Image Leads the Way
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Adaptive Optics: A Sharper Image Leads the Way Dr. Claire Max

(March 13, 2007) Dr. Claire Max of the University of California at Santa Cruz helped pioneer the field of adaptive optics, a technology that compensates for the blurring... Read more »

Brown Dwarfs: The Gap Between Stars and Planets
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Brown Dwarfs: The Gap Between Stars and Planets Dr. J. Davy Kirkpatrick

(December 29, 2006) Dr. J. Davy Kirkpatrick of the California Institute of Technology talks about ‘failed stars’ known as brown dwarfs. Because these objects fall... Read more »

Searching for Cosmic Dawn: the First Stars and Galaxies in the Universe
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Searching for Cosmic Dawn: the First Stars and Galaxies in the Universe Dr. Richard Ellis

(October 25, 2006) Dr. Richard Ellis, Steele Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, discusses the evidence that suggests the Universe began in... Read more »

Preserving Hawaii’s Precious Dark Skies
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Preserving Hawaii’s Precious Dark Skies Dr. Richard Wainscoat

(April 2, 2006) Dr. Richard Wainscoat of the University of Hawaii shares important information about light pollution and its social and environmental impacts. Practical... Read more »

Results of the Deep Impact Mission
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Results of the Deep Impact Mission Dr. Karen Meech

(December 21, 2005) Dr. Karen Meech of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy shares results of the Deep Impact Mission. The mission arrived at comet Tempel 1... Read more »

Violence in the Young Universe
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Violence in the Young Universe Dr. Charles Steidel

(October 17, 2005) Dr. Charles Steidel of the California Institute of Technology talks about an exciting time in our Universe, marked with supernova explosions,... Read more »

The Milky Way, Schrodinger’s Cat and You
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The Milky Way, Schrodinger’s Cat and You Dr. Puragra Guhathakurta

(September 22, 2005) Dr. Puragra Guhathakurta (“Raja”) of the University of California, in collaboration with Sandra Faber, presents “The Milky Way, Schrodinger’s Cat,... Read more »