Observational Astronomy Lectures

July 28, 2015 Imaging a habitable planet at Alpha Centauri with a small space telescope
Ruslan Belikov
NASA Ames Research Center
June 23, 2015 A Holographic Quantum Theory of Spacetime
Tom Banks
UC Santa Cruz
April 28, 2015 Shape dynamics: a relational view of the Universe
Henrique Gomes
Perimeter Institute
August 05, 2014 Our Galactic Center
Reinhard Genzel
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching and University of California, Berkeley
June 17, 2014 Ejecta from Impacts: New Experiments and Insight from Missions
Brendan Hermalyn
SETI Institute
April 29, 2014 Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy Maps
David Schlegel
UC Berkeley
February 25, 2014 Studying our Atmosphere at 500 kph: The AJAX Project at NASA Ames
Laura Iraci
NASA Ames Research Center
January 07, 2014 Deciphering year-to-year wiggles on the Keeling Curve
Weile Wang
NASA Ames Research Center
September 24, 2013 The Colossus Project: Designing an optical/IR instrument to detect life outside the solar system
Jeff Kuhn
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
August 27, 2013 Breaking the Seeing Barrier for Planetary Astronomy
Franck Marchis
SETI Institute
August 13, 2013 Spectroscopic Monitoring of Pluto's Volatile Ices
Will Grundy
Lowell Observatory
August 06, 2013 Optics tricks to image and study habitable exoplanets
Olivier Guyon
University of Arizona and Suburu Telescope, HI
June 11, 2013 The Once and Future Kepler
Jon Jenkins
SETI Institute
March 05, 2013 On the road to extragalactic transient discoveries
Sarah Spolaor
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
February 22, 2013 Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer
Guy Consolmagno
Vatican Observatory
October 03, 2012 Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe
Chris Fassnacht
UC Davis
September 05, 2012 Coronal heating and acceleration and NASA's Solar Probe Plus mission
Stuart D. Bale
Physics Department and Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
February 24, 2012 Space Buckyballs
Jan Cami
The University of Western Ontario/SETI Institute
December 07, 2011 The Search for Habitable Exoplanets in the Kepler Era and Beyond
Sara Seager
Planetary Science and Physics, MIT
November 16, 2011 Jupiter Picture of the Day
Mike Wong
Center for Integrative Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
October 05, 2011 Detecting Circumbinary Planets
Laurance Doyle
SETI Institute
August 24, 2011 Kepler and Doppler Searches for ExoEarths and Optical SETI
Geoff Marcy
Director of the Center for Integrative Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
June 08, 2011 Analyzing the atmosphere of Super Earth GJ1214b
Eliza Kempton
Dept of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz
May 12, 2011 Planetary Observations with the James Webb Space Telescope
Heidi B. Hammel
Space Science Institute
March 08, 2011 Small planets are common: evidence from the Eta-Earth Survey and the Kepler mission
Andrew Howard
Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley
December 01, 2010 IRIS: a new window on the physics of the solar interface region
Bart De Pontieu
Lockheed Martin Company
August 25, 2010 Beyond Kepler: Direct Imaging of Earth-like Planets
Ruslan Belikov
Space Science Division, NASA Ames
July 21, 2010 From Hot Jupiters to Super-Earths: A Survey of Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Heather Knutson
Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
June 23, 2010 Cosmic Microwave Background Measurements with the QUaD Experiment
Sarah Church
Deputy Director of KIPAC, Stanford University
May 12, 2010 Kepler: Are There Any Good Worlds Out There?
Jon Jenkins
SETI Institute
April 28, 2010 PAHs and the Diffuse Interstellar Bands: From the Laboratory to Space
Farid Salama
NASA Ames Space Science Division
February 17, 2010 Asteroseismology in the era of CoRoT and Kepler space missions
Conny Aerts
University of Leuven, Belgium
February 03, 2010 Mongolian and other Historic Solar Eclipses
Laurance Doyle
SETI Institute
December 09, 2009 Finding Planets Around Nearby Stars: The Lick-Carnegie Extrasolar Planet Search Program
Steven S. Vogt
UCO/Lick Observatory, UC Santa Cruz
October 14, 2009 Fermi-LAT Observing the Universe with high-energy gamma-ray eyes
Dr. Stefan Funk
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Stanford University
September 16, 2009 HST Imaging of Fomalhaut: Direct detection of an exosolar planet and Kuiper Belt around a nearby star
Paul Kalas
SETI Institute and University of California, Berkeley
September 02, 2009 Kepler's First Peek
Natalie Batalha
Physics Department, San Jose State University
October 22, 2008 MIPSGAL: MIPS/Spitzer Survey of the Galactic Plane
Dr. Sachindev Shenoy
September 10, 2008 Science in my life, and the unpredictability of discovery
Professor Charles Townes, UC Berkeley (1964 Nobel Prize winner for Physics for the invention of the laser)
August 22, 2008 Exploring the Extreme Universe with GLAST
Professor Lynn Cominsky
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sonoma State University