Most astronomers now accept a cosmological model in which dark matter and dark energy determine the growth of the large-scale structure of the Universe. The expectation is that the galaxies we observe are built on top of these dark-matter structures, but a significant challenge is to explain the huge variety of galaxies we observe
The event will start at 8 pm with a talk by Prof A Aragón-Salamanca (University of Nottingham) titled The Formation and Transformation of Galaxies. In this lecture some current ideas on how galaxies are formed and transformed are presented. This will be supported by several recent observational results obtained by his team on how the environment where galaxies live affects their properties. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is visible in this month's sky.
Booking is required for this event.
The event will start at 8 pm with the talk The Formation and Transformation of Galaxies in CELS. Refreshments will be offered before hand in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the spring sky with the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes, and binoculars if the weather allows it.
If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.