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Sifan Kahale
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I'm simulcasting our astronomy talk tomorrow:  "Supermassive Black Holes, Hypervelocity Stars and Planets... Oh My!"

By Dr. Idan Ginsburg 
Friday, June 13th at 9:30 PDT 
http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu/liveVideo.php

How do you get something as massive as a star to move over 2 million miles per hour? Where would such a star originate, and where might it go? Why are such "hypervelocity stars" important, and what can "hypervelocity planets" teach us? Dr. Ginsburg will answer all these questions (and more) in his talk. 
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This months astronomy talk is "The Properties of Asteroids" by Dr. JD Armstrong. It will be held this Friday at 6:30 HST (9:30 PDT). As usual, I'll be simulcasting this to the web, Second Life and InWorldz. The live broadcast can be viewed at http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu/ There is also a link there for our archives. This should be available in the archive by middle of the week after the talk.
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Transgender Day of Remembrance - I'll be holding an event in Maui. Meet at 5:30 pm at Kam I beach in Kihei
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At the beach, I read the names and infor for the murdered US trans people, paused to remember those around the world, read a beautiful poem by Tia Jolie Phillips: "I cry alone" and then threw a lei into the surf. This was done right at sunset.

When I was walking back (I usually walk just in the water), I felt something in the surf wash over my feet (it was dark). Turns out, it was the lei: it came back and touched me before it went out to sea.
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I had the opportunity to combine my opensim build of the PanSTARRs observatory and a public talk about how we operate and observe. It was exciting and fun!
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The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:42 a.m. EDT this morning This flare is classified as an X2.2 flare. X-class denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength.
http://bit.ly/SKJqoc
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cool looking-)) hugsya Sifan...
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Take a virtual tour of the PanSTARRs observatories! I'll be at the Univ. Hawaii's IFA (Astronomy) open house on Sunday 4/6 from 11am till 4pm. My booth is in the IFA Library up the valley in Manoa. If you are on island (Oahu), come say hi!!
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Univ Hawaii IFA presents:  "Journey to Ancient Star Clusters"

A public talk presented by the Institute for Astronomy, Univ Hawaii
By Guy Jette
Friday, Feb 21st at 8:30 pm PST
Astronomy Ampitheater:   http://slurl.com/secondlife/UH%20Aquaculture%20Program/45/83/27

Globular clusters are incredible stellar relics from our Milky Way's formation, offering insights into the early history of our galaxy. This talk will provide a fascinating look at these densely packed star groups—what they are, where they are, where they come from, and how they might relate to dark matter and black holes. We will use the Hertzstrung-Russell diagram to gain understanding about how the ages of these star systems are determined, and we will discuss where and when you can find them in the Hawaiian night sky. We will journey to the center of one of these clusters, and ponder what the skies might look like within these densely packed clusters. And we will contemplate if life is possible in these primordial stellar arenas. 
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Public talk from the Univ Hawaii:  "A Thousand Worlds"
Friday, Oct 25th at 9:30 pm PDT
by Dr. Marcelo Emilio
http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu/liveVideo.php

There is now what scientists are calling a zoo of planets. Some planets are so different from our own that they resemble the fictional planet Star Wars Tatooine, which had two suns. In this talk Dr. Marcelo Emilio will explain the main detection methods used to find exoplanets and describe some characteristics of the almost thousand worlds discovered.
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rats and phuey!!!-))
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Ok, this is going to be 'huge' for me: I'm giving my first public talk since starting my transition! I'll be talking about how we operate the PanSTARRs observatory. It will be a mixed reality presentation (me in both real life and as an avatar) using a simulated 3D model of the observatory in a virtual grid. It will be simulcast to the web and you can watch this Friday starting around 6 pm HST (I'm on around 7:15 I think) at: http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu/liveVideo.php
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Mahalo Sifan-)))
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Chemistry, Physics, French, 1968 - 1973
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