An astronomer walks into a bar… just to observe.

Wednesday, September 14 @ 6:00pm

A.P.E.@Hawley, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA

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Halfway to the Peak: How Humanity is Late to the Cosmic Party

Image credit: NASA, Spitzer Observatory, GOALS program

When did the universe form most of its stars, and why did it stop?

Supermassive black holes are deeply connected to the lives of galaxies, but how? What roles do they play in guiding the development of galaxies?

What do these new (currently still pending) observations with JWST tell us about the universe?

Our Sun and Solar System formed much after the peak of star formation in the universe — are we really a typical star system?

Dr. Jason Young

Dr. Jason Young, currently at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst conducts research focusing on star formation in galaxies ranging from active quasar host galaxies to quiet low surface brightness galaxies. He has taught a variety of astronomy and physics courses at Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, and Penn State. Jason received his bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona in 2005, and his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012.

SciTech Cafe events are open to any one with a curious mind regardless of age and background.  Our events, prizes, and snacks are free, but donations are appreciated. 

Hosted by APE@Hawley in the Workroom at 33 Hawley. 33 Hawley is a project of the Northampton Community Arts Trust.

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