Tiny Stellar Islands in a Big Old Universe

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Speaker: Trisha Ashley (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Galaxies are islands of stars, gas, and dark matter, the smallest of which are called dwarf galaxies. Although dwarf galaxies are the most numerous, astronomers are still trying to understand their structure, composition, and variety. Star formation in dwarf galaxies is especially important. What triggers star formation in dwarf galaxies? Why do some form a lot more stars? Join us to hear how these galaxies compare to our Milky Way galaxy and what makes them special!

Host: Dr. Alex Lockwood (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Recorded live on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.


The 2019 Public Lecture Series offers talks on a diverse selection of cosmic topics held the first Tuesday of every month in the STScI John N. Bahcall Auditorium. Admission is free and free parking is available in the lot across the street. Find information related to driving directions and relevant transportation resources on our Getting Here page. Further information and directions are available by calling 410-338-4700.

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