Galactic Archaeology – Oct 16

Globular star clusters are among the oldest astronomical objects in the Universe. Accordingly, they can provide valuable information about the early evolution of the galaxies they inhabit. This presentation, focussing on the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, will show what globular clusters reveal about their host galaxies' chemical composition. We will also explore the mysteries that still surround globular cluster formation, and possibilities for future observations.

Our speaker, Dr. Charli Sakari, is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University. She earned her PhD as a Vanier Scholar at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. This Zoom event is part of the 2021 Mount Tam Astronomy Program.


Dr. Charlie Sakari

WHAT: Galactic Archaeology: Galaxy Assembly with Globular Star Clusters
WHO: Dr. Charlie Sakari, Asst. Professor of Physics & Astronomy, San Francisco State University
WHERE: ONLINE, Via Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89697734661]
WHEN: 2021-10-16 — 7:30pm PDT, Sat, Oct 16 (1 hour)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2021-10-16 19:30 2021-10-16 20:30 Wonderfest, Galactic Archaeology: Galaxy Assembly with Globular Star Clusters Speaker: Dr. Charlie Sakari, Asst. Professor of Physics & Astronomy, San Francisco State University
Description:

Globular star clusters are among the oldest astronomical objects in the Universe. Accordingly, they can provide valuable information about the early evolution of the galaxies they inhabit. This presentation, focussing on the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, will show what globular clusters reveal about their host galaxies' chemical composition. We will also explore the mysteries that still surround globular cluster formation, and possibilities for future observations.

Our speaker, Dr. Charli Sakari, is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University. She earned her PhD as a Vanier Scholar at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. This Zoom event is part of the 2021 Mount Tam Astronomy Program.

Location: ONLINE, Via Zoom
HOW:

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Collaborators:
Mount Tamalpais Astronomy Program [https://www.mttamastronomy.org/home]