…and orders a galaxy on the rocks, shaken, not stirred.

This event has been canceled.

***Union Station, Northampton***

Life Stories of the Shiest Galaxies:

The Quiet Lives of Quiet Galaxies

Why are there so many different types of galaxies?

Why do different galaxies develop into different shapes?

Does the normal matter in a galaxy have any effect on the dark matter?

What traces of a galaxy’s history can we uncover?

Jason Young is a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College, his research focuses on star formation in a wide variety of galaxies, ranging from active quasar host galaxies to quiet low surface brightness galaxies. He’s also taught a variety of astronomy and physics courses at Mount Holyoke, Amherst College, and Penn State.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona in 2005, and a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012.

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