Galaxies have long captured the awe of philosophers and scientists, leading to the establishment of astronomy as society’s very first science. As the oldest field of science, astronomy has played an integral part in all cultures and civilizations, by which it has been used to measure time, navigate the oceans, and develop new technologies. After millennia of observation, the night sky remains an enigma to many, as we are only beginning to comprehend how to ask the right questions. Resolving some of these questions will help us develop into citizens of the universe, so join us as speakers explain how the Milky Way and other galaxies begin, end, interact, and everything in between.
Tickets for this event ($5) can be purchased online; 21+ only.
Nicholas Stone is a NASA Einstein Fellow (2015-2018) at Columbia University, where they work on a variety of topics in theoretical astrophysics. Stone received their PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the Harvard Astronomy department in May 2013.
Kelly Reidy is a visiting professor at the Pratt Institute.
Mark Richardson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Beecroft Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. They are working with Drs. Adrianne Slyz and Julien Devriendt studying cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution.