UCO Portfolio Review Group Reports Now Available:
The University of California has engaged a Portfolio Review Group to review and advise on systemwide research funding. In response, UCO has represented itself with two reports, one on Keck Observatory and one on UCO itself. These reports and related materials show the full scope of the mission and work of UCO.
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The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a University of California Multicampus Research Unit with headquarters at the Santa Cruz campus. Learn more about UC Observatories.
Nearby Star First Known to Host Several super-Earths in Habitable Zone: Reanalysis of data from Keck and other observatories combined with data from ESO's HARPS has led to the discovery of the first extrasolar planetary system with three potentially habitable super-earths. [Press release] [Read paper] [Images & Movies]
Lick Observatory and the Science Behind Star Trek: The History Channel interviews UC Berkeley professors Alex Filippenko and Geoff Marcy and features footage of Lick Observatory. Tune in for this exploration of the science of space travel, extrasolar planets, and warp drive. "Fascinating," according to Spock fans. [View Star Trek Secrets of the Universe]
Lick and Keck Observatories Cited on Smithsonian's List of World's Greatest Science Labs [See List and Commentary]