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Astro Night

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Abstract:  Most of the news about exoplanets this past year has revolved around the discovery of “Earth-sized” planets in the “habitable zone” of "red dwarf" stars. This is partly due to the fact that such planets are more easily found, partly because most stars are red dwarfs (cooler and smaller than the Sun), and partly because smaller stars …

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Astro Night

Thu, May 4, 2017

Abstract This May the Fourth, we recognize that the best use of Astronomy is to answers questions about STAR WARS. Questions like: What are your odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field? What's the wattage of a planet-destroying laser? Why do you need hyperspace to escape the clutches of the Empire? Where's the best place in the galaxy to recreate Luke's famous twin …

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Cosmology Seminar

Tue, Apr 25, 2017

1:10 pm (Cosmology/ BCCP)  Rychard Bouwens, Leiden  Campbell 131  Extremely Low-Luminosity Galaxies in the Early Universe: New Horizons for Hubble, Spitzer, and the James Webb  By combining the power of gravitational lensing magnification from massive galaxy clusters with long exposures from the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, the Hubble Frontier Fields …

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