Tonight’s topic: Galactic Archaeology: The Indiana Jones of Astronomy Galactic Archaeology studies the stars in our Galaxy as a fossil record. Using these artifacts, we can discern how our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, formed and evolved from its beginning. Come with Jessica as she digs up the stars of the Milky Way using space- and ground-based telescope data to tell the complex history of our home.
Our Speaker: Jessica Schonhut-Stasik, MSc. Jessica is a doctoral candidate in Astronomy at Vanderbilt University and studies Galactic Archaeology. She also serves as the project manager for the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, housed in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Jessica is an autistic self-advocate herself. She works remotely from the Big Island of Hawai’i, living with her husband, three dogs, and two cats.
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This talk includes Q&A. Telescope viewings follow when weather permits. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
All ages are welcome, but this talk is recommended for ages 12 and up.
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Cost: $6.27 per person ($5.00 admission plus $1.27 online handling fee.) Each person must have their own reservation. Infants do not require tickets.
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Image Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI