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The Astronomer’s Toolkit

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Published on Sep 17, 2019

Brandon Lawton of the Space Telescope Science Institute

For thousands of years, astronomers have employed increasingly precise angular measures to track the positions of stars in the night sky. The invention of the telescope, just a few hundred years ago, greatly expanded our view beyond what the human eye could see. Technology, in the forms of photography, electronics, digital detectors, and computer analysis, brought revolutions to our capabilities and knowledge. Join us for an exploration of the modern tools and methods used by astronomers with highlights of the recent results they have enabled. In addition, get acquainted with several hands-on tools that you can use to explore authentic NASA data.

Host: Dr. Frank Summers of the Space Telescope Science Institute

Recorded live on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

More information: www.stsci.edu/public-lectures

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