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Astronomy Live: Gaia and the Milky Way

Part of Astronomy Live

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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The Gaia space telescope recently released its second catalog of over 1.3 billion stellar distances, which is helping astronomers visualize the universe and map the Milky Way like never before. Join Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty to explore the data in this immersive full-dome experience.

About the Presenter

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Jackie Faherty is a senior scientist and senior education manager in the American Museum of Natural History’s Department of Astrophysics and the Department of Education—a unique position that lets her pursue scientific research while mentoring and advising education programs for students and the general public alike. She is working at the forefront of brown dwarf and exoplanet atmosphere detection and characterization. Dr. Faherty received her Bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame in 2001 and her Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University in 2010.  After graduate school, she received a National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship, which she took to the Universidad de Chile in Santiago. She then received a prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship, which she took to the Carnegie Institution for Science.

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