A Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Andromeda galaxy, a sister galaxy to the Milky Way

Join us for a talk by Dr. Mike Inglis in the Lichtenstein Theater. Dr. Inglis' talk, A Journey to the Edge of the Universe, is free with Museum admission.

The Milky Way, our home galaxy, is filled with innumerable stars, nebulae and clusters, but there is still a lot we do not know. How big is it? How many stars does it contain? And what lies at its center? Yet, the Milky Way is only one galaxy in a possibly infinite sea of galaxies. In this lively and well-illustrated talk, Dr. Mike Inglis, astronomer at SCCC, will discuss our current knowledge about our home amongst the stars, and journey even further out towards the cosmic horizon, discussing on our journey all the myriad types of galaxies that we would encounter.

(Sky)gaze is a component of Hope Sandrow’s project, Genius Loci, a series of site-specific events and projects that evoke “the spirit of place.” (Sky)gaze refers to the ancient practice of seeking information about one’s environment by observing the sky.

The series includes guided telescope viewings of the sun, moon, and celestial bodies, offered in collaboration with the Montauk Observatory, Suffolk County Community College, and Dark Skies Society, (under the direction of astronomers Sean Tvelia and Dr. Mike Inglis, and dark sky advocate Susan Harder).

Guided telescope viewing schedule
(Weather permitting)
Southwest Terrace

Friday, November 9, 6 – 8 PM
Friday, November 16, 4 – 8 PM
Friday, December 7, 4 – 8 PM
Friday, December 21, 4 – 8 PM
Friday, January 4, 4 – 8 PM
Friday, January 18, 4 – 8 PM

A Journey to the Edge of the Universe

(Sky)gaze—Talk by Dr. Mike Inglis
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
ticket group
Free with museum admission
social tickets

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