Library EventJourney to the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

07/24/2019 7:00pm 07/24/2019 8:30pm Journey to the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy The Center of our own Milky Way Galaxy is vastly different than the place where the Sun resides (the "Solar Neighborhood"). The physical conditions are significantly more extreme in the Galactic center and detailed observations of our own nucleus provide us with a window into understanding other galaxies in the universe. In this talk, UI Professor Cornelia Lang will describe her own multi-wavelength observations and research that works to uncover the astrophysics of this unusual environment. The program is part of the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Meeting Room A

The Center of our own Milky Way Galaxy is vastly different than the place where the Sun resides (the "Solar Neighborhood"). The physical conditions are significantly more extreme in the Galactic center and detailed observations of our own nucleus provide us with a window into understanding other galaxies in the universe. In this talk, UI Professor Cornelia Lang will describe her own multi-wavelength observations and research that works to uncover the astrophysics of this unusual environment.

The program is part of the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

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