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Explore the colors of galaxies

December 2, 2013

This extract from the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, a deep galaxy survey, shows the strange – and colorful – kinds of galaxies that inhabit the distant universe. Photo courtesy www.astro.virginia.edu

Residents and visitors are invited to attend the final broadcast in the Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cerro Coso Community College’s popular “Explore Your Universe” fall lecture series.
The series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries, concludes at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 5, when Dr. Maureen Teyssier presents “The Many Colors of Galaxies.”
“Astronomy has always been the study of light. Historically focused on the visible part of the spectrum, technical innovations in the past century have opened our eyes to a much wider range of ‘colors’: from gamma rays to radio wavelengths, each different band of light expands our understanding of the various physical processes in the universe,” a press release explains. “In this talk, we present how we employ the tools of modern astronomy to piece together our current understanding of how galaxies evolve.”
Originally from San Diego, Dr. Teyssier received a Bachelor in Physics from UC Berkeley. Her thesis work on numeric simulations of the dynamics of gravitationally-bound stars and galaxies earned her a Ph.D in Astrophysics from Columbia University in the City of New York. She is presently a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University.
This lecture is hosted by Cerro Coso Community College and takes place at the Bishop Campus, 4090 W. Line St.
Admission is free. For more information call OVRO at (760) 938-6015 or visit www.ovro.caltech.edu.

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