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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: 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: 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: 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 »

Astronomy Talk: Geological Activity in the Solar System
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Astronomy Talk: Geological Activity in the Solar System Katherine de Kleer

From the elusive plumes of Europa to Enceladus’ dramatic cryovolcanic geysers and the extreme volcanism of Io, the Solar System hosts a wide spectrum of active... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Gravitational Lensing
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Astronomy Talk: Gravitational Lensing Tucker Jones

Observing distant objects allows us to peer back in time to early stages of the universe, across the most active period of galaxy growth when most stars were born. While... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent - Insights From Gravitational Lensing
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Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent - Insights From Gravitational Lensing Astronomer Tommaso Treu

In our standard model of cosmology, only five percent of the mass-energy budget of the Universe is accounted for by particles that have been detected in Earth-based... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The 2015-16 El Niño: Wind on the Water and the Weather on Mauna Kea
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Astronomy Talk: The 2015-16 El Niño: Wind on the Water and the Weather on Mauna Kea Dr. Steven Businger

In 2015, the global wind machine fired up record numbers of powerful hurricanes in the central Pacific, with several making close passes to the Island of Hawaii. Is it... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Life in the Universe - The Science of Astrobiology
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Astronomy Talk: Life in the Universe - The Science of Astrobiology Dr. Carl B. Pilcher

Is life common in the universe, or rare? Humans have pondered this question for millennia.Today we are privileged to be able to bring the tools of modern science to... Read more »