Keck Observatory Donor Salon: Celebrating 175 Years of Neptune: A Story From Its Discovery to the Present

Dr. Imke De Pater

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Imke De Pater

Professor Emerita and Professor of the Graduate School

Departments of Astronomy and of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California at Berkeley

Neptune was discovered on September 24, 1846 (~175 years ago). Since its discovery, we have learned much about the planet itself, its moons and ring system; Keck played a large role in furthering our understanding. In this talk, Dr. De Pater will present the story of Neptune—from its discovery to the present—including some of the latest, still unpublished, findings based upon observations obtained with the Keck Telescopes.



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