Wednesday, January 30, 2008

a long time ago, in galaxies far, far away...

would you, could you be in austin, texas on friday, feb. 8th?? if so, then read on!

you're invited to a public astronomy lecture i'm giving for the austin astronomical society in a couple weeks! At 7:30pm on the evening of friday, february 8th, i'll be talking for 45 minutes about galaxy evolution and answering questions afterwards. No prior astronomy knowledge is necessary... enthusiasm is encouraged! :)

Title: "A long time ago in galaxies far, far, away..."

Topic: Galaxies found in the distant, early universe look and behave differently from those in our local universe. In this presentation, I describe triumphs and tribulations towards our understanding of these differences, by highlighting some fundamental insights into the current questions of galaxy evolution.

Treatise: Astronomy always fascinated Amanda as a child, but she never thought that it could be a feasible career. As an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati, she studied French for a year before recognizing her true fascination with the Universe. She changed her major to physics, having no real idea of what she was getting herself into! Ten years later, she is preparing to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with her PhD in Astronomy, still not entirely sure of what the Universe has in store for her, but excited to find out!


The meeting location is in RLM Room 4.102 (The Wheeler Lecture Hall), in the Robert Lee Moore Building, on the University of Texas at Austin campus at the southeast corner of Dean Keeton (26th) and Speedway. more info here:

http://www.austinastro.org/meetings.html

map and parking:
http://www.austinastro.org/meetings-map.gif

see you there!!
amanda

2 comments:

Charles Sullivan said...

That sounds quite interesting. Too bad I'm over 1,000 miles away. Break a leg, as they say.

iur said...

I wish you great fun with this group! I spoke to them a few months ago about how stellar nucleosynthesis creates everything on the periodic table. This is an incredibly knowledgable group (several science PhDs included!) who asked perhaps the most difficult science questions I've heard outside of my committee members. :)

Buena suerte!