2015_Apr_Exploding Stars & New Planets

Exploding Stars and New Planets: Frontier Research at UC’s Lick Observatory


Professor Alex Filippenko, one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers — also voted by students the “Best Professor” on campus a record nine times — offers a look into the University of California’s innovative astronomy education and research efforts. Studies at the observatory include stellar explosions, Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, and giant black holes.

Dates and Locations

Oakland Hills

April 7, 2015
Chabot Space & Science Center

San Diego

April 20, 2015
Paradise Point Sunset Room & Patio

Los Angeles

April 21, 2015
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza


Alex Filippenko

Alex Filippenko

Filippenko joined the Berkeley faculty in 1986. One of the world’s most highly cited astronomers and the only person to have served on both teams that simultaneously discovered the Nobel-worthy accelerating expansion of the universe. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, has …

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