Galactic Archaeology: Stellar fossils reveal the ancient past of our Universe

Prof. Daniela Carollo

Tuesday November 10th 2015 - 7:00 pm

101 Jordan Hall of Science

Galactic Archaeology is a branch of astronomy that aims to explain the formation and evolution of large spiral galaxies like the Milky Way by analyzing the motion and chemical composition of ancient stars. Our Solar System has a strategic location in our galaxy, allowing us to observe and study individual stars and trace how galaxies were/are born.

This talk will show how we use the information from stars to understand how the Milky Way formed and to interpret the chemical signature of the first stars born in the Universe.

Tour of the Napoleon Telescope


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