February Membership Meeting

February 02, 2018: February Membership Meeting

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
"Your Address in the Universe"
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Debbie Moran
General Meeting: 7:15PM
General Meeting Topic: 
`` New Windows into the Universe: From Cosmic Dawn to Today ''
General Meeting Speaker: 
Professor Kim-Vy Tran - Texas A&M University and University of New South Wales
About the General Meeting Presentation
Since Galileo's time, our ability to study the universe has been driven by our ability to collect light from distant objects.  Due to tremendous technological advances in the last few decades, we can now study the most distant galaxies known in the universe.  In addition to seeing fainter objects at higher resolution, we can also view the universe at many different wavelengths ranging from gamma rays to
radio waves.  I highlight the major advances that have been made with, e.g. the Keck telescopes and Hubble Space Telescope, and discuss why we need to continue pushing our limits by developing and building new observatories like the Giant Magellan Telescope.

Biography

Professor Kim-Vy Tran's research focuses on how galaxies form and evolve. To study the properties of galaxies over cosmic time, Dr. Tran combines observations from space-based facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope with observations from ground-based facilities such as the Magellan (Chile) and the Keck (Hawaii) telescopes. She and her research team connect observations of galaxies in the distant universe to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way formed.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, which is located at 1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055.

PARKING INFORMATION: Free parking in the lot in front of the TMCC.


Map to Trini Mendenhall Community Center

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