March 19, 2015
Our journey begins some 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. All the structure and diversity that we see around us today evolved from the primordial soup of matter and radiation that existed shortly thereafter. How did our home planet, the Milky Way, and the multitude of other galaxies that surround us, evolve from that early state of the Universe to today?
Dr. Jean Brodie, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, will trace the formation and evolution of galaxies over cosmic time, making use of some "astronomical fossils" called globular star clusters, that are bright beacons tracing all the mergers and acquisitions that have assembled into present day galaxies. Please join us for this special presentation.