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September 13 Members’ Night: Guest Speaker Jonah Gannon

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm AEST

It has long been known that the Universe is filled with objects that, due to their faint nature, are extremely hard to detect even with some of the worlds most advanced telescopes. Recent developments have lead to the creation of a new type of telescope specialised for detecting these objects leading to a resurgence in the field of low surface brightness imaging. There exists evidence that our ignorance of these objects to date has led us to draw false conclusions about the nature and formation of galaxies. In this talk I will seek to summarise the `amateurish’ efforts that are, quite literally, changing the way we view the Universe. I will summarise some of the questions they have posed to galaxy formation theorists and then focus in on one discovery, Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies (UDGs), and what we may learn from them. Every effort will be made to explain things as simply as possible (using pretty pictures) with some of the most scientifically incomprehensible sections of the talk being certified by my grandmother as understandable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
September 13
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Alex Obradovich

Venue

Mount Burnett Observatory
420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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Details

Date:
September 13
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Categories:
,

Organiser

Alex Obradovich

Venue

Mount Burnett Observatory
420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
+ Google Map