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

Guest Speaker:

Emily Martin
National Science Foundation Astronomy & Physics Fellow, UC Santa Cruz

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.