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Lick's Automated Planet Finder Has Found Two New Planetary Systems
2014-03-27 12:31:13

In its first months of operation, the APF has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come

University Of California Santa Cruz Acquires Powerful New Astrophysics Supercomputer System
2013-08-01 09:46:35

A new supercomputer recently installed at UC Santa Cruz provides an order of magnitude improvement in the ability of researchers to address fundamental questions in cosmology and astrophysics.

Adaptive Optics Details New Space Images From Gemini Observatory
2013-07-03 11:05:47

Scientists at the Gemini South observatory in Chile have just released the first new images of space created with their state-of-the-art adaptive optics system, called GeMS.


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2009-03-03 21:11:15

Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 "“ October 29, 1951) was an American inventor born in Jackson, CA. Aitken worked at the Lick Observatory in California where he systematically studied double stars, measuring their positions and calculating their orbits around one another. He methodically created a large catalog of such stars, which was published in 1932. It was entitled "˜New General Catalogue of Double Stars Within 120 degrees of the North Pole'. It contained orbit information...

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