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New! ASP's Astronomy Cafe Mini-Talks: Discovering Secrets of Galaxies

Monday, May 23 - 6pm PT/9pm ET
Live Online Mini-Talks - Free


1. "The First Stars & Galaxies"
with AISHWARYA BALIVADA (Purdue University graduate student)

Balivada will briefly review the timeline of our earlier Universe, up until the Epoch of Reionization. Then describe the period, the instruments (telescopes) used to detect what is going on in the period, and the large scale structures she's been studying. Her discussion will conclude with how a value called tau, helped us characterize how the first stars and galaxies formed.

2. "A Cosmic 'Where's Waldo?': An Intro to Dwarf Galaxies"
with MADELINE SHEPLEY (Ball State University graduate student)

Shepley will take attendees through the basic properties of dwarf galaxies as compared to their normal galaxy counterparts, and then provide a taste of the galaxies research she's worked on.