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Stargazing Lecture

Friday, January 31, 2020
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Galaxies are Cosmic Magnets
Gina Panopoulou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event

Did you know that galaxies have something in common with fridge magnets? Galaxies generate magnetism! But they do so in a very different way. What does galactic magnetism look like? Where does it come from and what cool phenomena does it produce? We'll see how scientists use supernovae, space dust and polarized glasses to answer these questions and learn about this mysterious property of the Galaxy.

About the Series

Stargazing Lectures are free lectures at a public level followed by a Q&A panel and guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). All events are held at the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech. No reservations are needed. Lectures are 30 minutes; stargazing and panel Q&A last 90 minutes. Stay only as long as you want.

Stargazing is only possible with clear skies, but the lecture and panel Q&A takes place regardless of weather.

For directions, weather updates, and more information, please visit:

Download the series flyer (PDF)

For more information, please contact Cameron Hummels by email at [email protected].