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The NIRSPEC Upgrade For Keck Observatory: Enhancing Observations From The Solar System To Exoplanets And Beyond

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August 6 / 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
08/06/20 5:00 PM 08/06/20 6:30 PM Pacific/Honolulu The NIRSPEC Upgrade For Keck Observatory: Enhancing Observations From The Solar System To Exoplanets And Beyond United States

The Near-infrared Spectrograph (NIRSPEC) instrument upgrade was completed in December 2018, just in time to observe the fly-by of a near-Earth comet.

Dr. Emily Martin, National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 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.

Event Cost: 
Free