October meeting : SpaceX manned mission to Mars by 2024, and Globular Clusters


Event Details

  • Date:

When : 26th October.
Where : Beban Pk Social Centre, Room 2. 7pm.
Two great presentations lined up for tonight!
 
Meetings are free for members. Non-members can attend once for free and are then encouraged to join.
 
1) Short Presentation : SpaceX manned mission to Mars by 2024 : Chris Boar.
 
2) Main Presentation : Dr Charli Sakari – Globular Clusters in the Milky Way and Beyond.
 
Globular star clusters are some of the most aesthetically pleasing objects in the sky. They also provide a wealth of information about stellar evolution, star formation, and galaxy formation. In this talk I will discuss the ways that globular clusters are observed, and how they are used to probe the nature of stars in the Milky Way and distant galaxies. I will also describe recent research that has revealed the vast complexity of these stellar systems, showing how much remains unknown about globular clusters.
 
Bio:
Dr. Charli Sakari is currently a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington, where she studies the chemistry of stars, including stars in globular clusters. Originally from Springfield, OR, Charli graduated from Springfield High School in 2005. She then attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where she obtained a BA in Physics-Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, with honors in Physics-Astronomy. Next she went to graduate school at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada, where she was awarded a Vanier Fellowship. She obtained her PhD in 2014.
October meeting : SpaceX manned mission to Mars by 2024, and Globular Clusters