Nearby spiral galaxies aren’t metalheads, but they might have lots of metals in their arms.
Dwarf galaxies: small blobs of dark matter (and stars and gas), or time traveling machines for studying chemical evolution? Professor Evan Kirby’s upcoming #AAS232 talk will tell you more.
Some galaxies live peaceful lives, calmly making stars at a sedate pace, with supermassive black holes that don’t vomit jets of material. Other galaxies… not so much. Come to Professor Julie Comerford’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about the weird and wonderful world of active galactic nuclei!
The recent Gaia data release is revolutionizing the way we understand our Milky Way and the galaxies around it. Come to Professor Gurtina Besla’s #AAS232 talk to find out more about the cutting-edge scientific discoveries being made! As Besla says, “You’re not going to read anything I’m going to talk about in a book.”
As Carl Sagan said, “If you wish to make apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” More specifically, to make some neutron-rich elements like gold and uranium, you need neutron star mergers. Check out Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz’s upcoming #AAS232 talk to learn more about what it takes to make the heaviest elements in the universe.