Dwarf Galaxies, Dark Matter, and the Milky Way

Thursday January 14, 2021
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

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

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