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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips hosted Stargazer on Mondays to discuss the latest developments in astronomy. Stargazer is no longer in production. The last episode aired on Oct. 16, 2023.

November 10 - 16, 2014 Stargazer: A Keck Discovery + The Rosetta Comet Landing

Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got a meteor shower to look for this week, plus we hear about a local discovery involving the Keck Observatories as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

Credit Andrea Ghez, Gunther Witzel/UCLA Galactic Center Group/W. M. Keck Observatory
The G2 as observed by the Keck researchers. They note that the infrared data shows G2 survived its closest approach to the black hole.

Credit Ethan Tweedie Photography
According to the observatory officials, the Keck facility used adaptive optics to make the discovery that G2 is actually a pair of binary stars.

See the historic European Space Agency spaceship landing on a comet! Watch the Rosetta comet landing live as it happens with this player; the action starting at 9am Hawai'i time on Tuesday November 11:

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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