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Montauk Observatory Lecture: Astronomy of the Milky Way at SoFo

September 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Cosponsored by the Montauk Observatory, the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) and the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Program Presenter: Dr. Mike Inglis. Dr. Inglis is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Suffolk County Community College. Previously, he worked at Princeton, as well as several other universities in the U.K., and has used many of the world’s largest telescopes in his research, which has included nebula morphology, active galaxies, cosmology, and cosmic rays. He is the author of several books for amateur astronomers and texts for students of astrophysics. He is currently working with other astronomers around the world on cataloging the faintest celestial objects visible to the naked eye.

The Milky Way is our home galaxy, yet there is still much that we do not know or comprehend about its origin, structure, and content. Indeed, the latest research has caused some well-known ideas to be refined or discarded completely. In this lively and well-illustrated lecture, Dr. Mike Inglis will cover many facets of the Milky Way, starting with the first attempts to measure its size, how and when it was formed, and its location in the universe. Making use of the latest research on the Galaxy, he will present an overview of our current understanding of the Milky Way and what its future holds. 

This is a free program, but donations to the Montauk Observatory are appreciated. Montauk Observatory is grateful to Dr. Inglis for generously donating his time and expertise. 

About the Montauk Observatory: 

The Montauk Observatory brings free science and cultural programs to the South Fork communities. For information about Montauk Observatory and its events, please visit MontaukObservatory.com. For questions about the Montauk Observatory, or to join their mailing list for event notices, contact: MontaukObservatory@gmail.com

Montauk Observatory is a publicly supported, New York State not-for-profit organization as defined by IRS code Section 501(c)(3); donations are tax-deductible (please consult your accountant for details).

Details

Date:
September 15, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

South Fork Natural History Museum
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Phone
631.537.9735
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