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Astronomy on Tap

"Supermassive Black Holes" and "Ocean Worlds"
Jean Somalwar, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Kevin Hand, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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Nova T Coronae Borealis: A New Star in the Crown
Mansi Kasliwal, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Technosignatures" and "Galactic Gravitational Waves"
Joseph Lazio, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Smadar Naoz, Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, UCLA,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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Cosmic Gold Mining
Shreya Anand, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Interstellar Dust" and "Black Hole Accretion"
Nadine Hassan, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Edward Nathan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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SPHEREx: Zooming Out to See the Big Picture
Jamie Bock, Professor, Department of Physics, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Space Settlements" and "Planetary Compositions"
Zach Weinersmith, Author and Cartoonist, "A City on Mars" and "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal",
Maria Camarca, PhD Candidate, Department of Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Chasing the Solar Atmosphere using Eclipses and the Parker Solar Probe
Gabriel Muro, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Planetary Paparazzi" and "Legends of the Night Sky"
Niyati Desai, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Kaustav Das, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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Supernovae: The Brilliant Endings of Massive Stars
Michael Pajkos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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The Galactic Underworld: The Milky Way's Sea of Dormant Black Holes
Kareem El-Badry, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Energy Beaming" and "Space Dust"
Michael Kelzenberg, Senior Research Scientist, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech,
Samantha Rose, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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Stellar Tantrums and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Yuping Huang, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Exploring Venus" and "Exoplanets: Past, Present, & Future"
Anna Gülcher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Geology and Planetary Science, Caltech,
Luke Bouma, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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FARSIDE: Exploring the Cosmos from the Moon
Nivedita Mahesh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Supermassive Black Holes" and "Why Stars Form"
Joanna Piotrowska-Karpov, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Mike Grudić, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Observatories,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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Galaxy Clusters Collide: The Most Energetic Events since the Big Bang
Emily Silich, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture en Español

¿Cuál es la edad de una estrella?
Rocío Kiman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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Observing the Universe with Radio Waves and Cosmic Neutrinos
Ruby Byrne, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Robert Stein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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How to Catch a Supernova (or One of its Transient Friends)
Ashish Mahabal, Research Scientist, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Dark Energy" and "The Euclid Mission"
Alina Kiessling, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Jason Rhodes, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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Searching for Extrasolar Planets with the Keck Planet Finder
Andrew Howard, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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Finding Supermassive Black Holes with Pulsars
Aaron Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Caltech,
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Dark Matter: The Elusive Fibers of the Universe
Xuejian Shen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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Special 100th Astronomy on Tap

"Planet Nine" and "Bringing Mars to Earth"
Mike Brown, Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy, Caltech,
Laurie Leshin, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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Seeing the Invisible: Astronomical Radio Waves
Nitika Yadlapalli, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Cosmology" and "Dark Matter"
Sofia Gallego, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Leonidas Moustakas, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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The Quest for Cosmic Dawn: First Results from the James Webb Space Telescope
Richard Ellis, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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Launching and Landing Spacecraft on Mars
Shannon Statham, Group Supervisor, Environmental Test Lab, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Black Holes, Spaghettification, and Time Travel
Nils Deppe, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Cannibal Galaxies" and "Planetary Nebulae"
Dee Dunne, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Ben Roulston, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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Can Exoplanets Keep Their Atmospheres Long Enough for Life to Develop?
Jessica Spake, 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Planetary Science, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Supermassive Black Holes" and "The Age of Stars"
Rocio Kiman, Burke Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Peter Boorman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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"Planetary Detection" and "Space Volcanoes" in Death Valley
Max Goldberg, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Katherine de Kleer, Assistant Professor, Department of Planetary Science, Caltech,
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"Mars Rovers" and "Rocket Physics"
Tina Seeger, PhD Candidate, Division of Geology & Planetary Science, Caltech,
Justin Foley, Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Fireworks from Black Holes Devouring Stars
Yuhan Yao, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Planetary Weather" and "Astronomical Discoveries"
Michael Pajkos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
Julie Inglis, PhD Candidate, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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The Invisible Atmospheres of Galaxies
Iryna Butsky, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astrophysics, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Black Holes" and "Astronomical Transients"
Nils Deppe, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astrophysics, Caltech,
Stephanie Deppe, Outreach Lead, Vera Rubin Observatory,
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杯酒谈天线上直播 (Astronomy on Tap, Chinese)

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"Solar System's End" and "Slitless Spectroscopy"
Siyi Xu, Staff Astronomer, Gemini Observatory,
Xin Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow, IPAC, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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Finding Earth 2.0
Dimitri Mawet, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Exploding Stars" and "Plato and the Fundamental Nature of Gravity"
Abigail Polin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Spiros Michalakis, Staff Scientist, Institute for Quantum Information & Matter, Caltech,
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The Mystery of Cosmic Rays
Kathryn Plant, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Life Finds a Way" and "Not All Who Wander Are Planets"
Ivey Davis, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Max Goldberg, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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5:00pm 7:00pm
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Astronomy on Tap (Español)

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"Rayos Gamma" y "El Sistema Solar"
Sara Coutiño de León, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin,
Rodrigo Leiva, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, University of Chile,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

"Weird Exoplanets" and "Exploding Exomoons"
Jennifer Burt, Staff Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Apurva Oza, Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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What is the James Webb Space Telescope?
Antonio Rodriguez, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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8:00pm 10:00pm
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The Dynamic Lives of Black Holes, Neutron Stars, and White Dwarfs in Globular Clusters
Kyle Kremer, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Exoplanet Atmospheres" and "The Deep Space Network"
Ashley Baker, 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Joseph Lazio, Project Scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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杯酒谈天线上直播 (Astronomy on Tap, Chinese)

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"Fast Radio Bursts" and "Becoming an Astronomer"
Dongzi Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Guochao Sun, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Fast Radio Bursts" and "Space Volcanoes"
Vikram Ravi, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Katherine de Kleer, Assistant Professor, Department of Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Astronomy on Tap

"Cosmology of Astro on Tap" and "Exoplanet Roulette"
Emily Rice, Professor, Department of Astronomy and Physics, CUNY,
Jessie Christiansen, Staff Scientist, IPAC, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Movies with the Hubble Space Telescope" and "Photos of Our Milky Way's Black Hole"
Frank Summers, Staff Scientist, NASA Space Telescope Science Institute,
Katie Bouman, Assistant Professor, Division of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
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Planetquake: what vibrations can tell us about the interiors of gas giant planets
Janosz Dewberry, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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The Science of Star Trek and Star Wars
Michael Wong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institute,
Cameron Hummels, Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
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Neutron Stars: Where Extreme Gravity Meets Extreme Matter
Katerina Chatziioannou, Professor, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"First Galaxies" and "Magnetic Fields"
Ethan Siegel, Senior Science Contributor, Forbes Magazine,
Sam Ponnada, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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Black Holes and Gravitational Waves: Was Einstein Right?
Saul Teukolsky, Robinson Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Venus Exploration" and "Astronomical Clocks"
Amy Hoffman, Staff Scientist, NASA JPL,
Max Goldberg, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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Massive Binary Stars in Technicolor
Margaret Lazzarini, NSF Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Black Holes" and "Binary Stars"
Ron Tso, PhD Candidate, Department of Physics, Caltech,
Ylva Götberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Observatories,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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杯酒谈天线上直播 (Astronomy on Tap, Chinese)
Miao Li, Research Professor, Department of Physics, Zhejiang University,
Linhao Ma, PhD Candidate, Department of Physics, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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Mapping the Universe with Atoms and Molecules that Shine
Guochao Sun, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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"Don't Look Up" and "Astronomy without Astronomers"
Amy Mainzer, Professor, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona,
Dmitry Duev, Software Engineer, Weights and Biases,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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How to Rip Apart a Star
Samantha Wu, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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A Brief History of the Fast Radio Burst Enigma
Liam Connor, Tolman Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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7:30pm 9:30pm
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JWST and the Search for the First Galaxies
Christina Williams, Research Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona,
Justin Spilker, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University,
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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The Enigmatic Corona: Powerhouse of Accreting Black Holes
Nikita Kamraj, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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JWST, The Origin of Beer, and Exoplanets
Colette Salyk, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Vassar College,
Sasha Hinkley, Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Exeter,
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