AstroNights LIVE: Galaxies Galore

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AstroNights LIVE: Galaxies Galore

May 21 @ 7:00 pm

In May, the constellation Virgo dominates the sky – it’s the second largest constellation in terms of area. Constellations are not just funny connect-the-dot shapes, we use them to designate regions in the night sky, the way state and city borders signify regions on a map. The Virgo region of the sky is jam-packed with deep-sky objects visible through small telescopes, and even binoculars in some cases. Many of these objects are galaxies that are part of the massive Virgo Galaxy Cluster. Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally-bound systems in the Universe, and thus are fascinating laboratories for exploring fundamental questions about gravity. However, you don’t have to be an expert on gravity to enjoy the diverse beauty of these galaxies!

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Date:
May 21
Time:
7:00 pm
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Organizer

The Christa McAuliffe Center
Phone:
508-626-4050
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