"Getting to Know the Neighbors: Discovering New Galaxies in the Nearby Universe"
Over the past few decades, surveys have revealed the presence of dozens of low-mass "dwarf" galaxies in the neighborhood around our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this talk, I will explain how my colleagues and I are using data from the Arecibo radio observatory in Puerto Rico and the WIYN optical telescope in Arizona to search for new galaxies in our own galaxy backyard.
Speaker: Katherine Rhode is an Associate Professor in the department of Astronomy at Indiana University-Bloomington. She has a BA in physics from Sonoma State U, a MA in astronomy from Wesleyan U. and a PhD in astronomy from Yale. She and her students study the origin and evolution of galaxies with space- and ground-based telescopes.
Room opens 6:55, lecture begins 7:00 PM.