September is Galaxy Month at Lowell Observatory. Every Wednesday evening in September, Dr. Deidre Hunter will give a presentation about some aspect of galaxies and the universe.
Tonight at 7 p.m., Dr. Hunter will present, “The Formation of Galaxies”, in which she’ll outline the path from the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies and the first stars, as we know it from computer simulations and observations such as those of the microwave background radiation.
She’ll take a look at the cosmological simulations that show galaxies forming from dark matter mini-halos or from smooth accretion of material along filamentary structures in the early universe.
Tonight is also Flagstaff Night at Lowell Observatory, and all Flagstaff residents are admitted for half price.