The NIRSPEC Upgrade for Keck Observatory: Enhancing observations from the solar system to exoplanets and beyond
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm
GUEST SPEAKER: Emily Martin, National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
VIRTUAL ASTRONOMY TALK | 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’ll present some of the exciting new science being done with NIRSPEC, including observations of comets, solar system planets, exoplanets, and more.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Talk starts at 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Join by Zoom at https://bit.ly/Keck-Martin