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Dwarf Galaxies, Dark Matter, and the Milky Way

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am

GUEST SPEAKER: Marla Geha, Director, Yale Telescope Resources, Professor, Astronomy Department, Yale University
VIRTUAL ASTRONOMY TALK: Dozens of small galaxies have been discovered orbiting our Milky Way galaxy over the past decade.  These “ultra-faint” galaxies are less luminous than any other known galaxy, and are several million times fainter than the Milky Way itself. W. M. Keck Observatory has played a key role in showing that the ultra-faint galaxies are the oldest and most dark matter-dominated galaxies in the known universe. These ultra-faint galaxies are dramatically reshaping our understanding of galaxy formation and may hold the keys to deciphering the nature of dark matter itself.


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Talk starts at 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time

Join by Zoom at https://bit.ly/Keck-Geha

This talk will also be streamed live on our Facebook Page 


January 1, 1970
12:00 am
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