Dynamics of Galactic Bulge Stars: Structures of the Inner Galaxy

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Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Kunder Andrea Kunder Milky Way Seattle Stars Galaxy. Galaxies

Held on: Feb 16, 2022 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Feb 16, 2022 (Wed) at 08:30 PM

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Speaker: Andrea Kunder, Ph.D.

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Rayna C.T. Bauer

Overview

We welcome Andrea Kunder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics at Saint Martin's University. She will be speaking with atendees about her research on the stars near the center of the Milky Way and what that research can tell us about the formation of our galaxy.

Every month SAS meets for our general meeting commonly featuring a guest speaker and presentation via zoom. As always, our monthly general meetings are open to both SAS members and the public. We hope to see you online and/or in-person soon!

Members log in at 7 PM; Public log in at 7:30 PM

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Latitude 47.6530838, Longitude -122.3110375

More Information

Our Speaker, Andrea Kunder, Ph.D., will be presenting:

Dynamics of the Galactic bulge stars:  uncovering the structures of the inner Galaxy

"We live in the Milky Way Galaxy — a spiral Galaxy so large, it takes 100,000 years for light to travel from one side to the other. This light can be captured by astronomers, such as myself, using various instruments mounted to telescopes, to study the matter and structure of the stars it comes from. We see that our Galaxy is composed of stars that are not randomly assorted, instead, they display an elegant structure that shows both order and complexity. Here I show how we are ordering the stars in the deep center of the Galaxy, with the goal of piecing together the formation history of the entire Milky Way Galaxy. I show how we have recently discovered of a separate population of stars co-existing within the inner Galaxy, possibly being one of the oldest stellar populations of the Milky Way. This “fossil” is one of the pieces of the Galactic jigsaw puzzle. I will conclude by showing other pieces of the Galactic puzzle being put into its proper place thanks to students at Saint Martin’s University working within the physics group."

 

Every month SAS meets for our general meeting commonly featuring a guest speaker and presentation. It also provides members a chance to engage and be in community with each other.

We normally meet on the campus of the University of Washington in the physics auditorium but are temporarily meeting over Zoom. We have a tentative plans for resuming in-person monthly gatherings soon, pending regulations and safety.

As always, our monthly general meetings are open to both SAS members and the public. We hope to see you online and/or in-person soon!

Members log in for link at 7 PM.

Public log in at 7:30 PM: Please request link at outreach@seattleastro.org

Questions? outreach@seattleastro.org

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