RAS Public Lecture: Colliding Galaxies

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Colliding GalaxiesDr Megan Argo (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics)(RAS Lecture Theatre) Have you ever wondered what happens when galaxies collide? Join us for a multi-wavelength tour of the universe as we look at what a galaxy actually is and what they are made of, take a bird's-eye view of our own Milky Way galaxy, before looking at what happens when gravity becomes irresistible, and ending with a view of our own (very!) distant future. Megan Argo is an astrophysicist currently based at the University of Manchester's Joderell Bank Centre for Astrophysics where she studies galaxies in the nearby universe.  After completing a PhD at Jodrell Bank University in 2006, she has worked as a researcher in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands, and been lucky enough to observe with some of the best radio telescopes around the world, in Europe, India, the USA and Australia.  Her passion for sharing the wonders of the universe with children of all ages has taken her from northern Scotland to outback Western Australia, via rural India and cosmopolitan South Africa.   She is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the International Astronomical Union and the Institute of Physics, an honorary member of Macclesfield Astronomical Society, on the Council of the Society for Popular Astronomy, and the Press Officer for the International Meteor Organisation. Booking is required for the evening lecture. We will be taking bookings from 31st September, please email events@ras.org.uk to reserve a place after that date.
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Website: www.ras.org.uk
Website: www.ras.org.uk
Website: www.ras.org.uk
Website: www.ras.org.uk