Join us as we host guest speaker Dr. Megan Donahue for another edition of our Cosmic Tuesday series titled “Supermassive Black Holes and Galaxies at the Edge of Time”.
Dr. Donahue will talk about astronomical observations from telescopes in space and on the Earth have yielded many insights about how the universe works. She will talk about what astronomers have learned about the biggest structures we can study: the galaxies, collections of vast amounts of diffuse gas and up to trillions of stars. Giant Galaxies appear to be ecosystems regulated by their inhabitants, the stars and the “supermassive” black hole lurking in the center (sometimes not so quietly) of every galaxy. Dr. Donahue will talk about why searching for the most distant galaxies is so important to this study, how we use clusters of galaxies to make the Hubble Space Telescope into a “Super” Space Telescope, and what we have learned about these distant systems, whose light has been traveling to us across the universe for over 13 billion years.
$5 a person, $10 parking