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Galactic Archaeology

2 December, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

The history of our galaxy will be addressed by a local approach that is in essence the search for fossils. To probe back in time, one can look in our vicinity for the oldest stars. This motivates exploration of the field of galactic archaeology where one effectively digs into the past. Stars that formed long before our Sun are different; they are deprived of most heavy elements. Their orbits and their chemical signatures trace the evolution of the galaxy. We will learn how our galaxy formed by the assembly of diverse fragments of star-forming clouds.

Speaker:

Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Joseph Silk FRS, is a research scientist  at the Service d’Astrophysique, CEA, Saclay and the Institut d’Astrophysique,

No reservation required

You do not need to register for this free public event. It will be run on a “first come, first served” basis, so please feel free to arrive a little early to ensure that you can get a seat. Doors will be opened half an hour before the start of the event.

Details

Date:
2 December, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/galactic-archaeology

Organizer

Gresham College
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7831 0575
Website:
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/

Venue

Museum of London
50 London Wall
London , EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7001 9844
Website:
www.museumoflondon.org.uk