Podcaster: Rob Sparks. Guest: Jacob Bean

Title: NOIRLab – The First Results From MAROON-X

Organization: NOIRLab (NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory)

Links: ; @NOAONorth; ; ; ; ; ; @NOIRLabAstro

Fore the news:


Extrasolar planet research is a hot topic in astronomy. Astronomers are continually trying to build new instruments to measure the properties of planets orbiting other stars. One new instrument is called MAROON-X on the Gemini North Telescope in Hawai’i.

In this podcast, Jacob Bean (University of Chicago), the Principal Investigator of MAROON-X, describes the instrument, its capabilities and the first results from its observations.

In this podcast, NOIRLab’s Robert Nikutta discusses DR2 and how professional and amateur astronomers can access the data for use in astronomical research.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (, providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at

Jacob Bean (University of Chicago), the Principal Investigator of MAROON-X

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