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Each year the Carnegie Observatories of Pasadena, Calif., organizes a series of public lectures on current astronomical topics. These lectures are given by astronomers from the Carnegie Observatories as well as other research institutions. The lectures, held in Friends’ Hall at the Huntington Library, are geared to the general public and are free.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Exploding Stars

Tony Piro, the George Ellery Hale Distinguished Scholar in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Carnegie Observatories, discusses how scientists are combining observations with theoretical modeling to unravel the mysteries of supernovae. This talk is part of the Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Series at The Huntington. Recorded April 3, 2017.

52 MIN2017 APR 4
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Exploding Stars

The Lights of Cosmic Dawn

Light from the first stars and quasars appeared millions of years after the Big Bang, but some of it arrives at Earth every day, 14 billion years later. Astronomer Alan Dressler discusses what scientists have been able to see of the universe’s cosmic beginnings and how ambitious new telescopes and techniques might improve the view in the future.

78 MIN2011 APR 5
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The Lights of Cosmic Dawn

Mysteries of the Dark Universe

Ninety-five percent of the universe is missing, cosmologists say, and most of the missing pieces are made up of dark matter and dark energy. Renowned physicist Edward W. “Rocky” Kolb discusses new experiments and technologies that scientists are using to better measure and understand dark matter, dark energy, and the secrets they hold.

56 MIN2011 MAR 22
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Mysteries of the Dark Universe

Life in the Universe: Just Add Water?

Are we alone in the universe? Christopher Burns, research associate at the Carnegie Observatories, discusses our current understanding of how life began on Earth and how likely it is that life could begin elsewhere in our solar system and beyond.

42 MIN2011 MAR 8
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Life in the Universe: Just Add Water?
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Latest Episodes

Unraveling the Mysteries of Exploding Stars

Tony Piro, the George Ellery Hale Distinguished Scholar in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Carnegie Observatories, discusses how scientists are combining observations with theoretical modeling to unravel the mysteries of supernovae. This talk is part of the Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Series at The Huntington. Recorded April 3, 2017.

52 MIN2017 APR 4
Comments
Unraveling the Mysteries of Exploding Stars

The Lights of Cosmic Dawn

Light from the first stars and quasars appeared millions of years after the Big Bang, but some of it arrives at Earth every day, 14 billion years later. Astronomer Alan Dressler discusses what scientists have been able to see of the universe’s cosmic beginnings and how ambitious new telescopes and techniques might improve the view in the future.

78 MIN2011 APR 5
Comments
The Lights of Cosmic Dawn

Mysteries of the Dark Universe

Ninety-five percent of the universe is missing, cosmologists say, and most of the missing pieces are made up of dark matter and dark energy. Renowned physicist Edward W. “Rocky” Kolb discusses new experiments and technologies that scientists are using to better measure and understand dark matter, dark energy, and the secrets they hold.

56 MIN2011 MAR 22
Comments
Mysteries of the Dark Universe

Life in the Universe: Just Add Water?

Are we alone in the universe? Christopher Burns, research associate at the Carnegie Observatories, discusses our current understanding of how life began on Earth and how likely it is that life could begin elsewhere in our solar system and beyond.

42 MIN2011 MAR 8
Comments
Life in the Universe: Just Add Water?
the END
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