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Ordinary Meeting with Dr Amy Kimball, ATNF

Friday 16th October 2015 - 8:00pm
Topic:  What is A Galaxy?
Speaker:  Dr Megan Johnson, ATNF
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract:  

Galaxies make up the large-scale structure of the universe.  They are made up of stars, gas, stellar remnants, and contain an unknown substance tentatively called dark matter.  In this talk, I review our current understanding of what galaxies are, their structures, and place in the universe.

Biography:

Dr. Megan Johnson is currently an OCE postdoctoral fellow with ATNF.  Prior to this she held positions of NRAO postdoctoral fellow  an NRAO, Greenbank West Viginia and Predoctoral Fellow at Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff Arizona.

Dr Johnson gained her BSC at Northern Illinois University and MSc in Physics and PhD in Astronomy from Georgia State University.

Dr Johnson's research interests include Dwarf galaxies, Starburst galaxies, Galaxy evolution, Galaxt radio continuum Observations and combining single dish and interferomter radio observations.

Event Date: 
Friday, 16 October, 2015 - 20:00
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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