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Talks by Noted Astronomers Now on YouTube

Posted on November 8, 2013 - 5:06 PM CST

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The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel, at:

The talks include:
* Sandra Faber on galaxy formation,
* Michael Brown on his discovery of Eris and the “demotion” of Pluto,
* Alex Filippenko and Leonard Susskind on black holes,
* Natalie Batalha on the latest discoveries from the Kepler mission,
* Frank Drake on his modern view of the Drake Equation,
* Gibor Basri on brown dwarfs and unattached planets,
* Anthony Aguirre on multiple universes, and
* Chris McKay updating the Cassini discoveries about Saturn's moon Titan. 

The lectures are taped at Foothill College near San Francisco, and co-sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.