The NIRSPEC Upgrade for Keck: Enhancing observations from the solar system to exoplanets and beyond

The NIRSPEC instrument upgrade was completed in December 2018, just in time to observe the fly-by of a near-Earth comet.  Dr. Martin will discuss details of the NIRSPEC upgrade, from the new detectors and optics, to the repairs of 20-year-old parts. She will present some of the exciting new  science being done with NIRSPEC, including observations of comets, solar system planets, exoplanets, and more.

Guest Speaker

Emily Martin

National Science Foundation Astronomy & Physics Fellow,
UC Santa Cruz

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