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Live From Keck Observatory: The Supermassive Black Hole
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Live From Keck Observatory: The Supermassive Black Hole Keck Observatory hosts the UCLA Galactic Center Group

Enjoy this rebroadcast of a rare observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the two largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.On the... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: First Light in the Universe, The End of the Cosmic Dark Ages
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Astronomy Talk: First Light in the Universe, The End of the Cosmic Dark Ages Dr. Michael Bolte

This Cosmic Video was produced from the June 19, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:In the first several hundred million... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Zooming into the Center of our Galaxy with Keck Observatory
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Astronomy Talk: Zooming into the Center of our Galaxy with Keck Observatory Dr. Leo Meyer

This Cosmic Video was produced from the May 28, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:The Galactic Center Group at UCLA has used... Read more »

Building the Mighty Keck Observatory
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Building the Mighty Keck Observatory Credit: JPL

In 1985, construction began on what was to become, and still remain, the biggest optical/infrared telescopes on Earth. Since first science in 1993 for Keck I and 1996... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Solving the Mysteries of Dark Matter
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Evenings with Astronomers: Solving the Mysteries of Dark Matter Dr. James Bullock

The possibility that something unseen but important exists in our universe is an idea that is both eerie and ancient; it reaches back at least 2500 years to the... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe
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Evenings with Astronomers: Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe Dr. Meg Urry

Black holes form in the young Universe and, over the next 13 billion years or so, accrete enormous amounts of matter from the surrounding galaxy. By the present time, a... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Finding Astronomical Fossils with Keck
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Evenings with Astronomers: Finding Astronomical Fossils with Keck Dr. Duncan Forbes

Ancient star clusters are the fossils of the astronomical world. They formed at early times in the Universe and many have survived to the present day. New discoveries... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Examining the Planet-Forming Zone Around New Stars
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Astronomy Talk: Examining the Planet-Forming Zone Around New Stars Dr. Greg Doppmann

This Cosmic Video was produced from the February 11, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:W. M. Keck Observatory astronomer... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Breakthroughs in Discerning New Worlds
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Evenings with Astronomers: Breakthroughs in Discerning New Worlds Dr. Heather Knutson

The past decade has marked a period of great progress in our quest to discover and characterize exoplanets, or planets outside of our own solar system. Observations of... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Search for Other Earths
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Astronomy Talk: The Search for Other Earths Dr. Andrew Howard

Andrew Howard, astronomer from the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, gave an illuminating talk about the hunt for exoplanets and the quest for another... Read more »