Cosmic Thursdays – Public Talk – March 14

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COSMIC THURSDAYS, a series of public and free talks on astronomy. The talks are designed with the general audience in mind. They are fun, easy to understand, and engaging.

  • Date: Thursday, March 14 – 6:30 PM
  • Speaker:  Prof. Anson D’Aloisio [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UCR]
  • Place: UC Riverside, Physics Building Room #3035
  • Talk: ‘Cosmic Dawn: The Birth of Galaxies in Our Universe’

The Milky Way is but one of an estimated two trillion galaxies in our observable Universe. Modern astronomical telescopes have revealed a rich ecosystem of galaxies, but our Universe wasn’t always that way.  In fact, there was a time when galaxies did not exist. In this talk, Prof. Anson D’Aloisio will describe how astronomers are trying to unravel the mystery of how and when the first galaxies formed.