Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman
VIDEO Astronomy Talk: Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems
This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at UCLA. His talk, ‘Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems: Implications for the Fate of Technological Civilizations, Including Our Own’, was given on October 25, 2012 at the Gates Performing Arts Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
Dr. Jessica Lu
VIDEO Astronomy Talk: Stars Born in Extreme Environments
This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Jessica Lu, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii (IfA). Her talk, ‘Stars Born in Extreme Environments’, was given on September 26, 2012 at the Gates Performing Arts Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
Dr. Jay Pasachoff
Transits of Venus from Earth, Jupiter & Saturn: Past, Present & Future
Dr. Brian Siana
Video: How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe
On Thursday, May 10, 2012, Keck Observatory hosted a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Brian Siana of the University of California at Riverside. Below is the recording of that talk, which was delivered to a live audience at the Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela-Waimea, Hawaii.
The first galaxies had an extraordinary impact on the young universe. Their ultraviolet light destroyed nearly all of the atoms in the cosmos. This process, called reionization, had severe consequences for galaxies trying to form thereafter. Unfortunately, we have no idea how it happened. In galaxies today ultraviolet light cannot escape, so the first galaxies must have been very different from those we see today. Dr. Siana will describe the quest to detect these first galaxies and their impact on the early universe.
Dr. Richard Wainscoat
City Dark: Search for Night on a Sleepless Planet
Dr. Richard Wainscoat tells the story about light pollution and astronomy, with special emphasis on light pollution’s effects on the world’s best astronomical observing site: Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Dr. Wainscoast is an astronomer as well as an accomplished photographer. This talk was given at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea-Kamuela, Hawaii, on April 5, 2012.
Dr. Tom Soifer
Seeing the Invisible
Here is a recording of a live Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Tom Soifer on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Dr. Soifer’s talk is entitled, “Seeing the Invisible Universe.” Dr. Soifer is a Professor of Physics and chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech. He also serves as the Director of the Spitzer Science Center and is a member of the Keck Observatory Board of Directors.
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