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Exploring the Ice Giants with Keck Observatory and Other Telescopes

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am

GUEST SPEAKER: Heidi Hammel, Vice President for Science, The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
VIRTUAL ASTRONOMY TALK: During the late 1980s, our understanding of the local ice giants – Uranus and Neptune – was revolutionized by detailed images taken by the Voyager spacecraft. However, those images were static: brief snapshots in time of complex and dynamic systems. Recently, our knowledge of these giant planets has undergone striking new advances. In this talk, Dr. Hammel will bring you up to date on these planets, discussing her results from the Hubble Space Telescope program, imaging from Keck Observatory’s telescopes, and other observations. She will also discuss her team’s plans to use the just-launched James Webb Space Telescope for ice giant studies.


Thursday, February 17, 2022

Talk starts at 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time

Join by zoom at https://bit.ly/Keck-Hammel

This talk will also be streamed live on our Facebook Page 



January 1, 1970
12:00 am
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