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Keck Telescope, Hawaii 2-	Galaxy NGC 1232

"Peering into the Universe: Discoveries with the Keck Interferometer"

Presented by Dr. Rachel Akeson
JPL Research Scientist, Caltech Michelson Science Center


If you wish to view a tape of this show please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.


Thursday, December 9 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, December 10 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

Interferometry is a technique that combines the light collected by multiple telescopes to greatly increase the level of detail that can be seen. The Keck Interferometer links the two 10-meter Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hawaii - the largest optical telescopes in the world - and has the resolving power to see a quarter in New York from Los Angeles. This presentation will describe the Keck Interferometer and present highlight s of its astrophysical discoveries, ranging from observations of young stars to the centers of galaxies millions of light-years from Earth.

To learn more about the Keck Interferometer, click here.

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