Galactic Archaeology

Similar to archeologists uncovering artifacts to study ancient civilizations, or paleontologists using fossil fragments to reconstruct the dinosaurs, astronomers observe the night sky to piece together the history of the cosmos. We can use stellar “fossils” to track the evolution of our galaxy and shed light on the early universe. Learn from Sara Dietz about ancient stars, the history of the galaxy, and current hot topics in stellar astrophysics.

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Our Universe Revealed aims to give you an insight into the world and universe around us, demystifying phenomena and explaining the concepts which govern everything we see. Hosted by the Department of Physics, this public talk series aims to make Physics accessible to all.

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March 24, 2020

Science and TechnologyastronomyCenter for Astrophysics (CANDU)College of Sciencedigest158galaxyJonathan CrassOur Universe RevealedPhysicsSara DietzUniverse