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Montauk Observatory Lecture: East End Dark Skies Spark a Career in Astrophysics at The Ross School

August 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Speaker: Dr. Ian Czekala, Harvard University

A native of Long Island, Ian Czekala grew up stargazing under the dark night skies of the East End. Now 28 years old, he just received his PhD in astrophysics from Harvard University and will join Stanford University as a research fellow this Fall.

He will talk about his experiences of studying to become a professional astronomer, as well as describe what it is like to do research at several of the world’s largest observatories, including the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, the Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico.

In conjunction with describing the journey of studying for a PhD, he will discuss his research on how stars and planets form and evolve, as well as how recent observations at some of these telescopes have opened up exciting new questions of how solar systems like ours form.


August 18, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Ross School
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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