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Open House
May 2, 2024
LCO will be hosting an Open House in our global headquarters in Goleta. Everyone is welcome.

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The Fastest Stars in the Galaxy
Sunny Wong (UCSB)

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Ethanol in the Ether
Nikolaus Volgenau (Las Cumbres Observatory)

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Public Talk
Feb 21, 2024

Dr. David Ciardi (Chief Scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute)

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Why the day is 24 hours long
Norman Murray (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), University of Toronto)

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Jan 6, 2024
Many astronomical programs need to coordinate follow up observations of astronomical targets and events, and to visualize and explore the associated data. This workshop explores the open source tools available to help you run your science program.

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Gaia: Nearly 10 years of observing the Galaxy in motion.
Katarzyna Kruszyńska (LCO)

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What is lurking inside infra-red dark clouds?
Sean Carey (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech)

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A Supernova that Exploded Twice
Estefania Padilla Gonzalez (LCO, UCSB)

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The Obi-wan Kenobi of Stars
Curtis McCully (Las Cumbres Observatory)

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Strange Giants: High Mass Brown Dwarfs and Gliese 229B
Samuel Whitebook (UCSB and Caltech)


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Our Galileo Moment and Our Cosmic Future
Juna Kollmeier (CITA/University of Toronto)

Out-of-this-world vacations with the Exoplanet Travel Bureau
Andrew Ridden-Harper (LCO)


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Pathway to a Post-Global Warming Future — A Brief Overview of Climate Science, Consequences, and Solutions
Jeffrey Bennett

1000 pictures, 10,000 tools: A Brief History of the Tools that have Enabled Astronomy
Prerana Kottapalli (PK) [she/her] (Las Cumbres Observatory)

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Throwing DART(s) at Asteroids: NASA's First Planetary Defense Mission
Dr. Tim Lister (Las Cumbres Observatory)

Using an Earth-sized Telescope to Make the First Images of Black Holes.
Joseph Farah (LCO & UCSB)


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James Webb Space Telescope: It Ain't Just for Pretty Pictures
Griffin Hosseinzadeh (University of Arizona)

Things That Go Bump in the Night
Jill Rastinejad (CIERA/Northwestern University)

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Public Talk
Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Tim Lister (Las Cumbres Observatory)


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Your intrepid hosts (LCO/UCSB)


Public Talk
Oct 14, 2020

Emily Levesque (University of Washington)


Public Talk
Feb 26, 2020

Armin Rest (STScI)

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How To Draw A Fuzzy Doughnut: A Portrait Of The Largest Black Hole In Our Galaxy
Sean Ressler (UCSB)

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse: Is it about to explode?
Jared Goldberg & Evan Bauer (UCSB)


Public Talk
Nov 20, 2019

Željko Ivezić (University of Washington)

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Dark Matter, Black Holes and Gaia
Łukasz Wyrzykowski (Warsaw University)

Exploding Stars and how to explode them
Jared Goldberg (UCSB)

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Classical Astronomy: A Stellar Legacy
Joey Chatelain (LCO)

Blunders in Space
Mirek Brandt (LCO)