KECK SCIENCE DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

 

The Dynamic Universe (as seen from Palomar)
By
Nick Konidaris
Caltech
 
From: 12:00 PM To: 1:00 PM
On
Friday, Apr 10, 2015
At
Burns Lecture Hall, Keck Science Center
Astronomy is often seen as the study of a relatively unchanging universe. In the past five years, astronomers have used new detectors and sophisticated software pipelines to discover unprecedented numbers of asteroids, comets, and supernovae. These objects have signals that vary in a matter of hours or days. In short, a new universe has been opened for study. In my talk, I'll discuss these astronomical events, as well as a new astronomical spectrograph for Palomar observatory. This spectrograph, ""The SED Machine"", is the perfect instrument for studying the time-variable universe.
 
 
Seminar Registered by: Velda Yount

 

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