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General Meeting – September 2017

September 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Introductory Presentation:  More Eclipse Tales

Presenter:  Alex Filippenko

We will show the second Alex Filippenko lecture called “More Eclipse Tales,” from his Understanding the Universe DVD course. Following that, we’ll hear some members share their Total Solar Eclipse 2017 experiences.  (Members’ photos of the eclipse will be shown in November. We’ll talk about how to participate.)

Main Presentation:  Satellite Galaxies and Dwarfs in the Local Group

Presenter:  Ekta Patel

 Ekta will begin by reviewing the current classification system used by astronomers to identify different types of galaxies. She will then present an overview of satellite galaxies, including what they are, how they were discovered, and how astronomers use them to understand the evolution and formation of our own Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. She will explain the current research she is conducting using computer simulations of the Universe to further study satellite galaxies in a context beyond the scope of what observations alone can teach us.


September 1, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Steward Observatory Lecture Hall (Room N210)
933 N Cherry Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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