Dr. Greg Laughlin
Oodles of Exoplanets: The Search for Other Earths
(Dec. 8, 2011) - Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk by Greg Laughlin, an astronomer at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Dr. Michael Liu
TEDxHONOLULU - Telescopes as Time Machines
(Nov. 21, 2011) - Watch these 18 science-packed minutes from this webcast of Dr. Mike Liu, a frequent Keck Telescope user.
Dr. Heidi Hammel
Meet the Ice Giants
(July 28, 2011) Dr. Heidi Hammel, from the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, presents “Meet the Ice Giants.” The planets Uranus and Neptune host a wealth of strange atmospheric phenomena and unusual interior activity. They are surrounded by odd variable ring systems and a plethora of distinctive moons. Dr. Heidi Hammel will bring you up-to-date on the latest new from the most distant planets, known as the ice giants.
Dr. Lisa Kewley
Oxygen: Breathing the Universe
(Oct. 13, 2011) - Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk by Dr. Lisa Kewley, of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy.
Dr. Mike Brown
How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming
(Sept. 15, 2011) - 2011 Astronomy Lecture Series at Kahilu Theatre
Dr. Geoffrey Blake
On the Hunt for Protoplanets
(May 19, 2011) Dr. Geoffrey Blake, from the California Institute of Technology, presents “On the Hunt for Protoplanets.” Dr. Blake highlights the current and future roles of the Keck Observatory and other telescopes in our emerging understanding of how planets form.
Dr. Brent Tully
Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies
(March 10, 2011) Dr. Brent Tully, from the University of Hawai`i’s Institute for Astronomy, presents “Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies.” A cosmic field blooming with stunningly dense galaxies has now been explored with the Keck Telescopes. Professor Tully dives into the mysteries of these galaxies with Kristin Chiboucas, staff astronomer at Gemini North Telescope.
Dr. Jason Prochaska
The Cosmic Web
(February 10, 2011) Dr. Jason Prochaska, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, presents “The Cosmic Web.” He describes how modern observational techniques are allowing astronomers to define the clumps, voids, walls and tendrils of matter that make up the Universe’s vast cosmic web.
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