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Published on Mar 25, 2014
Feb. 26, 2014 Dr. Alex Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley) Lick Observatory, the first mountain-top telescope facility in the world, was founded in 1888, but continues to be a vibrant research facility and an important site for student and public education. Dr. Filippenko discusses some of the most exciting research being pursued at Lick -- including supernovae, exoplanets, and supermassive black holes. He also explains the funding crisis facing Lick, what is being done by local citizens, and how you can help.