Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Public Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.
Sunday, February 25, 3:30 pm
“Space suits from the Early to Modern Designs” – Nikolay Moiseev – MSc, Lead Designer and Chief Engineer for Final Frontier Design
Nikolay Moiseev has over 20 years of space suit experience from the Russian space suit agency, NPP Zvezda, and is one of the few engineers to work with all of the current in-service space suit designs, including America’s EMU and ACES, and the Russian Orlan and Sokol. He studied a masters at Moscow Aviation Institute. Nikolay is the Chief Engineer and Designer at Final Frontier Design. He hopes one day to have Final Frontier Design suits on Mars.
Sunday, March 11, 3:30 pm
“Dwarf Galaxies, Dark Matter and the Milky Way” – Dr. Marla Geha – Yale University Astronomy
Nearly two dozen galaxies have been discovered in orbit around our own Milky Way galaxy over the past decade. These newly discovered “ultra-faint’ galaxies are less luminous than any other known galaxy, and are several million times fainter than the Milky Way itself. These ultra-faint galaxies have emerged as the most dark matter-dominated galaxies in the known Universe. They are dramatically reshaping our understanding of galaxy formation and may hold the keys to deciphering the nature of dark matter.
Ms. Geha is a Professor in the Astronomy Department at Yale University. As an observational astronomer, she is primarily interested in the formation, evolution and destruction of dwarf galaxies. Her current work includes observations of ultra-faint galaxies recently discovered in the Local Group. These objects are the least-massive and most dark-matter dominated galaxies in the known Universe, providing significant constraints on both galaxy formation processes and cosmology.
Bowman Observatory Public Nights
First and third Wednesday of every month if skies are clear
January 3 & 17 – 7-9 PM
February 7 & 21 – 7- PM
March 7 & 21 – 7:30-9:30 PM