Frontiers Of Astronomy | Galactic Cannibalism

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Frontiers of Astronomy is a FREE lecture series that brings the field's leading experts to Cleveland. No tickets or reservations are required.

Dr. Kathryn Johnston of Columbia University in the City of New York presents "Galactic Cannibalism" Thursday, March 3! Images of galaxies are awe-inspiring—spirals of billions of stars, along with the gas and dust from which stars form, spinning slowly and serenely in the sky. Yet these majestic objects are thought to have formed quite violently through the agglomeration of smaller objects. Even our own home, the Milky Way Galaxy, seems to be in the process of devouring several smaller galaxies! Dr. Johnston examines why we think galaxies are cannibals in general, and what this means about the past and future evolution of the Milky Way in particular.

Presentation begins at 8pm in Murch Auditorium. Please note that Museum exhibits and galleries will be closed. If sky conditions are clear, Ralph Mueller Observatory will be open afterward. Limited parking will be available in the Museum lot for $6.

Frontiers of Astronomy is sponsored by The Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University through the support of the Arthur S. Holden, Sr. Endowment; The Cleveland Museum of Natural History; and The Cleveland Astronomical Society.
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By: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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