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Astronomy Talk: Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems
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Astronomy Talk: Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at UCLA. His talk, 'Violent Events in Rocky... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Stars Born in Extreme Environments
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Astronomy Talk: Stars Born in Extreme Environments Dr. Jessica Lu

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Jessica Lu,  NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Astronomy, University... Read more »

Venus Transit Webcast
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Venus Transit Webcast

On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus crossed the face of the Sun for the last time until the year 2117. Keck Observatory and the West Hawaii Astronomy Club teamed up to... Read more »

Venus Transits Past, Present & Future
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Venus Transits Past, Present & Future Jay Pasachoff (Williams College)

What’s the science behind the recent Venus Transit? In this talk by Dr. Jay Pasachoff of Williams College presents brand new images and movies from the recent transit... Read more »

How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe
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How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe Dr. Brian Siana

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, Keck Observatory hosted a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Brian Siana of the University of California at Riverside. Below is the... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: The Intergalactic Medium and New Opportunities for Science
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Evenings with Astronomers: The Intergalactic Medium and New Opportunities for Science Dr. Chris Martin

Dr. Chris Martin of Caltech explains the ongoing mission to directly observe the vast filaments of gas that connect clusters of galaxies, feed galaxies and create a vast... Read more »

The Magnificent Night Sky—How to Protect It
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The Magnificent Night Sky—How to Protect It Dr. Wainscoat

The advent and spread of electrical lighting has made it ever harder to find the dark skies valued by professional and amateur astronomers, not to mention lovers of... Read more »

Keck in Motion
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Keck in Motion Andrew Cooper

Here’s a new, lively short video that shows a lot of typical things that go on at Keck Observatory’s twin telescopes over the course of 24 hours. This video was... Read more »

Seeing the Invisible
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Seeing the Invisible Dr. Tom Soifer

Below is a recording of a live Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Tom Soifer on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, on the Big Island of... Read more »

Oodles of Exoplanets: The Search for Other Earths
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Oodles of Exoplanets: The Search for Other Earths Greg Laughlin

This is the video of a Dec. 8, 2011, Keck Astronomy Talk at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea-Kamuela, Hawaii. The talk is entitled “Oodles of Exoplanets: The Search for... Read more »