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Part of Speaker Series for Teachers
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Join us for a special evening for educators with Jackie Faherty, Senior Scientist at the American Museum of Natural History.
There are rare times when humans can just look around and make revolutionary discoveries about our place in the Universe. With the recent arrival of several Astronomy mapping missions, we are in one of those rare moments. The area around our Sun is ripe for exploration by just looking for objects that move or move together. In this presentation, participants will be brought into an immersive tour of the most complete map ever generated of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Participants will adventure into a guided examination of nearby stellar systems, exoplanet systems, star forming regions, and more. Specifically we will explore the distribution of objects within 1500 light years from stars through brown dwarfs and exoplanets and discuss the process of how they form and then disperse.
This is a free online event for teachers. One hour of CTLE credit is available.