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Astronomy on Tap Santa Cruz: How We Built the Largest Optical Telescope in the Known Universe and What It’s Taught Us

April 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT


Humble Sea Brewing Co. 820 Swift St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Thursday April 18, 6:30 pm

Speakers: Mike Bolte (UCSC) & Steph Sallum (UCI)

Despite being initially dismissed as a “beyond ridiculous” idea, the W.M. Keck Observatory has been the largest optical telescope in the known universe for over three decades.

Come hear the story of how Keck was built and how it has gone on to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos – from discovering the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, to imaging worlds orbiting other stars.


Free and open to people of all ages!


April 18
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT


Astronomy on Tap Santa Cruz


Humble Sea Brewing Co.
820 Swift St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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