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First Images of Exoplanets With the Webb Telescope and a Look Forward to Keck's New Exoplanet Imager

First Images of Exoplanets With the Webb Telescope and a Look Forward to Keck’s New Exoplanet Imager

This past summer at UC Santa Cruz, an international team of astronomers assembled to produce the first images and spectra …
Getting a Sharp Look at Dark Matter

Getting a Sharp Look at Dark Matter

Look around you. Everything that is familiar to us, what we would call “normal” matter, makes up just a tiny …
Searching for Distant Galaxies Using Keck and JWST

Searching for Distant Galaxies Using Keck and JWST

We’ll go on a journey of discovery that started with a small blip in Hubble images, became a fully-confirmed galaxy …
Discovering Planets With the Keck Planet Finder

Discovering Planets With the Keck Planet Finder

Keck Observatory’s newest instrument is the Keck Planet Finder (KPF), a spectrometer that will allow for the discovery of smaller …
The Sound of Stars

The Sound of Stars

Although we cannot hear it with our own ears, the Sun and other stars in the sky have been performing …
Unveiling Outflowing Galactic Winds with the Keck Cosmic Web Imager

Unveiling Outflowing Galactic Winds with the Keck Cosmic Web Imager

In this talk, research will be presented that Dr. Coil and collaborators have been leading on extremely fast outflowing galactic …
Forming Stars, Planets, and Scientists:   Keck’s Transformative Role in Both Science and Education

Forming Stars, Planets, and Scientists: Keck’s Transformative Role in Both Science and Education

The birth of stars is a complex and dynamic process, one that leads eventually to the formation of planets and …
Truth is Stranger than (Science) Fiction

Truth is Stranger than (Science) Fiction

We speculated about the existence of planets orbiting other Suns for hundreds, if not thousands of years before their existence …
Origin of Earth's Water

Origin of Earth’s Water

No one knows if our solar system, with a planet possessing the necessary ingredients for life within our Sun’s habitable …
The Status of Major Instrumentation Projects at Keck Observatory

The Status of Major Instrumentation Projects at Keck Observatory

In this talk, Dr. Kassis provides a status update on instrument development activities for projects delivering to the observatory. This …
Towards the Direct Imaging of Habitable Exoplanets with Extremely Large Telescopes

Towards the Direct Imaging of Habitable Exoplanets with Extremely Large Telescopes

Fifty-three years ago, 600 million people watched the Apollo 11 astronauts take the first human steps on another world. In …
Hunting for Black Holes in the Milky Way Galaxy

Hunting for Black Holes in the Milky Way Galaxy

The population of stellar mass black holes in the Milky Way is almost entirely unexplored. Only a dozen black holes …

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