UMaine Public Presentation: How Galaxies are Born

UMaine News Release April 22, 2005

ORONO– While telescopes provide new images of far away galaxies, scientists are learning what those galaxies have to tell us about how the universe evolved. On April 28, the public got the chance to hear from an astronomer who studies galaxies that sometimes bear little resemblance to spiral shaped patterns like our Milky Way.

Debra Elmegreen, Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy and chair of the Physics and Astronomy Dept. at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, gave a free public lecture at 7 p.m. in room 101 Neville Hall. Her talk, A Glimpse of Galaxies at the Dawn of the Universe, was sponsored by the University of Maine Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and the UMaine Distinguished Lecture Series for the World Year of Physics, 2005. For more information about the presentation, click here.