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FIRST@LICK: The Project

On July 13, I received a short email from Elinor Gates, my colleague at Lick Observatory: "The two crates arrived. I will have them moved into the lab later today." Below a picture of these mysterious black crates. What can ...

Keck AO Observations: Multiple Asteroid Systems

I mentioned in my previous post that we observed several known multiple asteroid systems during our last observing run with the W.M. Keck Observatory and its Adaptive Optics Systems. If you have been following my blogs and/or the scientific articles ...

AIDA: A Projects Day at Harvey Mudd College

A new post on this blog is long overdue. I am busy as usual but I have been as well traveling a lot recently... and it is not over. Before telling you about my great trip at ESA-Madrid where I ...

Undergraduate students, our research needs you!

If you are an under-graduate student at UC-berkeley or in the area, and if you have interest in astronomy, you should know that a lot of professors and researchers are looking for motivated students to help them in their research. ...

Jupiter got a bruise.. only one but a large one.

Hello, Last Sunday I posted on my blog an announcement about the possible recent impact on Jupiter atmosphere. I did not realize that a lot of my colleagues read this blog. On Sunday evening Paul Kalas, an adjunct professor at UC-Berkeley, ...

Summer 2009 – new students and projects

Hello, In one of my first posts I described the group of students who were working with me. Since the end of the semester (beginning of June) my group has changed considerably. I am going to give you an update since I ...

Today: proposal writing for Lick Observatory Shane telescope

This coming Friday is the deadline for asking time at the Shane 3m-telescope  for the period 2009B (Aug 2009-Jan 2010). Since UC-observatory is still using the old snail-mail system, I need to have the proposals printed and mailed before Thursday, ...

Students are back… Binary Asteroid projects

Dear readers, I realized that I did not post anything on my blog for a week. What was going on? Well I got caught in one we called a never-ending deadline series. Last week, I started my UC-Berkeley week giving a lecture-class ...

First day of 2009 in my office at UC-Berkeley

Today is Monday January 5 ** 2009 **. My first official day of the year in my office at UC-Berkeley. It is 8am o'clock, I am already in my office, the brain full of resolutions and motivations. I am sliding on ...