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 »

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 »