South Cheshire Astronomical Society - Talk Archive Item

Notice Issued as extra inf :30/12/2019 16:59
Further Info added 21/01/2020 18:00
Presentation Transcript added: 29/01/2020 20:59

Come and enjoy monthly talks given by experienced astronomers and leading research scientists, and learn about the latest developments and projects in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

We also hold monthly club meetings at which we view the stars, talk to each other, question, demonstrate, explain and present.

Next Meeting: -

Public Talk

Thursday 23rd Jan 2020

7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Please arrive soon after 7pm to book your place and pay entry or membership subscriptions.

Venue: Cheshire College - South & West
previously named South Cheshire College
(location and entry fee details)

Speaker: Dr Julie Wardlow - Lancaster University

Talk Title: “A hidden side to the Universe: unveiling distant starbursts”

Talk Illustration

Composite Image elements credits:

  • LH cutout of  Dr Julie Wardlow from:
      Dr Julie Wardlow | Profile
  • Backdrop: ESA Science & Technology - Artist's impression of starburst galaxy HFLS3
    The galaxy appears as little more than a faint, red smudge in images from ESA's Herschel space observatory, but appearances can be deceiving for it is making stars more than 2000 times faster than our own Milky Way, one of the highest star formation rates ever seen in any galaxy. Amazingly, it is seen at a time when the Universe was less than a billion years old, challenging galaxy evolution theories.

Further Information about the speaker, her work, and the talk gathered by our SCASTRO Secretary/Talks Arranger, Mike Maunder and issued in his meeting reminder email heralding the talk:-

On Thursday the 23rd of January 2020 we will host the first talk in the 2020 Winter Programme, and we are delighted to welcome as speaker, Dr Julie Wardlow, a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Astrophysics at Lancaster University.  Her research focuses on observation of distant galaxies where she uses data from across the electromagnetic spectrum to understand galaxies that are often so faint as to be undetectable in optical data.

Julie's talk will be about the story of the most active galaxies in the Universe, unknown until 20 years, which are forming stars 1000 times more rapidly than our own Milky Way. Julie will reveal the importance for the theories of galaxy formation and look at the unanswered questions that remain.

Presentation Slides

Dr Wardlow has kindly sent us a PDF transcript of the presentation slides she created and used for her talk to us.

To access it click on the following link: Dr Julie Wardlow's Presentation Slides PDF file Transcript for Jan 2020 talk to SCASTRO (please note that it was not feasible to include the animations in the transcript).

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