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Saturday Evening Astronomy Talk & Telescope (October 20)
10/20/2018 05:30 PM - 11:55 PM PT

Admission

  • $20.00

Summary

"A Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Galaxy," by Dr. Andrew Benson, an astrophysicist with the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Pasadena. In just 13.8 billion years, the Universe has managed to create billions of galaxies - from beautiful grand design spirals to massive ellipticals containing hundreds of billions of stars. But how did it do this, starting from nothing but a primordial soup of elementary particles? In this talk Dr. Benson will explain how galaxies are made and sculpted by the forces of gravity and by the violent explosions of supernovae and black holes, and will describe what mysteries remain as we approach the 100th anniversary of the discovery of galaxies.
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