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E. E. BARNARD
E. E. BARNARD
USA (1857 - 1923)
Best known for his discovery of Barnard's star in 1916, Edward Emerson Barnard was a gifted astronomer who grew up with little formal education. In 1876, he purchased his first telescope, a 5-inch refractor and discovered his first comet in 1881. In 1892, he discovered Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter, making him the first to discover a new Jovian moon since Galileo in 1609. After joining Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago in 1895, Barnard spent great amounts of time photographing the Milky Way. Posthumously, his photographs were published in 1927 as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way.
 

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Philip Pinto

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope cannot do spectroscopy
Philip Pinto - Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

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Philip Pinto

What is survey astronomy?
Philip Pinto - Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

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Philip Pinto

Why I became an astronomer
Philip Pinto - Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

Amber instrument
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

Building a bigger telescope with interferometry
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

An intro to the delay line tunnel
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

Finito instrument
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

A quick intro to the VLT instrument lab
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

Interferometry analogy
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) Midi instrument
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Fredrik Rantakyro

Overview of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) instrument lab
Fredrik Rantakyro - ESO, Very Large Telescope (VLT)

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Bo Reipurth

Challenging old world views
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

How I became an astronomer
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

Kepler steals Tycho's notes
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

Knowledge through books, not nature
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

Stella Nova
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

An introduction to Tycho
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

Tycho meets Kepler
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

Tycho moves to Prague
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

Reaction to Tycho's book
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Bo Reipurth

Tycho's death
Bo Reipurth - Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

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Riccardo Scarpa

Active versus adaptive optics
Riccardo Scarpa - Gran Telescopio de los Canarias

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Riccardo Scarpa

Adaptive optics
Riccardo Scarpa - Gran Telescopio de los Canarias

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Riccardo Scarpa

Current debates in cosmology
Riccardo Scarpa - Gran Telescopio de los Canarias

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Riccardo Scarpa

The Gran Canarios Telescopio (GTC)
Riccardo Scarpa - Gran Telescopio de los Canarias

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