Dr. Josh Eisner
Zooming in on Star and Planet Formation
(November 23, 2010) Dr. Josh Eisner from the University of Arizona presents “Zooming in on Star and Planet Formation” as part of our ongoing monthly Astronomy lectures held at Keck Observatory Headquarters, Kamuela, Hawai’i. Listen as Dr. Eisner discusses the role of Keck telescopes and their ability to explore the Universe.
Dr. Bruce Macintosh
Photography of Extrasolar Planets
(October 28, 2010) Dr. Bruce Macintosh of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory presents “Photography of Extrasolar Planets” as part of our ongoing monthly Astronomy lectures held at Keck Observatory Headquarters, Kamuela, Hawai’i. Listen as Dr. Macintosh discusses the role of Keck telescopes and their ability to explore the Universe.
Dr. John Johnson
The Exploration of Other Worlds
(July 22, 2010) Dr. John Johnson, of the California Institute of Technology, presents “The Exploration of Other Worlds.” He discusses astronomers’ study of planets beyond our Solar System and the hunt for distant worlds resembling Earth.
Dr. Constance Rockosi
The Galaxy’s First Stars
(June 10, 2010) Dr. Constance Rockosi, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, presents “The Galaxy’s First Stars.” She discusses her research at Keck to study the oldest stars in the Milky Way and determine what conditions were like in the early Universe, when the Galaxy first formed.
Dr. Richard Ellis
Cosmic Dawn: The Quest for the First Galaxies
(April 8, 2010) In his lecture, “Cosmic Dawn: The Quest for the First Galaxies,” Dr. Richard Ellis, Steele Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, discusses his record-breaking discoveries of the most distant objects in the Universe and how his observations shape our understanding of the earliest stars and galaxies.
Dr. William Herbst
When a Star Winks at You
(March 11, 2010) In his lecture, “When a Star Winks at You,” Professor Herbst of Wesleyan University will describe the star known as KH 15D, which set off a search with the Keck telescopes to uncover the cause of its mysterious blinking.
Dr. Duncan Forbes
Galaxy Halos: Here Be Dragons
In his lecture, “Galaxy Halos: Here Be Dragons,” Dr. Forbes describes the nearly invisible halo that confines a galaxy’s outer edge and how the Keck telescopes are helping to illuminate astronomers’ understanding of these elusive halos and their role in galaxy formation.
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