A New Tool to Map Entire Galaxies

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The Huntington The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Rothenberg Hall

1151 Oxford Road

San Marino, CA 91108

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A NEW TOOL TO MAP ENTIRE GALAXIES

Popular images of galaxies, while beautiful, do not provide the information that astronomers need to measure their inherent properties, such as their dynamics and the compositions of their stars and gases. Using the latest technological advances, Dr. McGurk is building a new, custom-designed instrument for Carnegie Observatories' Magellan Telescopes, which will reveal the universe in extreme detail–making it possible to efficiently create 3-D maps of galaxies, nebulae, and more.

Dr. Rosalie McGurk: Fellow in Instrumentation, Carnegie Observatories

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To accommodate more guests for this popular series, the lecture in Rothenberg Hall will also be simulcast in an adjacent space, Haaga Hall. Seating is first-come, first-served. Rothenberg Hall will be filled first, followed by Haaga Hall. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Audiences in both venues will have the opportunity to participate in the Q&A at the end of the lecture.

The Carnegie Observatories is proud to partner with The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for the 17th season of the Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Series. The season includes four talks by Carnegie astronomers from the Observatories and from our one of sister departments on the East Coast. The Lectures are designed to share the excitement of current astronomical research with science enthusiasts from the general public. Please join us for the 2019 series in this beautiful venue.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture will be preceded by a brief musical performance by students from The Colburn School. Lecture will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Directions are available here.




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