Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Public Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:30 pm
“Galactic Cannibalism” – Kathryn V. Johnston – Columbia University Department of Astronomy
Galaxies! Images of these objects are awe-inspiring – spirals of billions of stars, along with the gas and dust from which stars form, spinning slowly in the sky. Yet these majestic objects are thought to have formed quite violently through the agglomeration of smaller objects. Even our own home – the Milky Way galaxy – seems to be in the process of devouring several smaller galaxies! This talk examines why we think galaxies are cannibals in general, and what this means about the past and future evolution of the Milky Way in particular.
Professor Johnston received her Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from UC-Santa Cruz. She was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and then an assistant professor at Wesleyan University, where she was a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. She joined the Columbia faculty in 2006.
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.
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