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Feb 13

AAA Lecture – Probing our galaxy with the Gaia Satellite

February 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

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Join us for our February lecture: Understanding the Milky Way with the Gaia Satellite with Dr. Rocio Kiman. 

The Gaia space telescope has revolutionized how astronomers study the Milky Way. Gaia’s mission is to create a 3D-map of our Galaxy and it is providing unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements for about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group. The possibilities range studying the evolution of the Milky Way, finding exoplanets, and more details on the solar system.

About Dr. Rocio Kiman:

Dr. Kiman is an Astronomy Burke Fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Her undergraduate studies were at the University of Buenos Aires, and she received her PhD at the City University of New York with the Brown Dwarf New York City (BDNYC) group. Her research is centered on low-mass stars, i.e., stars that are smaller than the Sun, studying how these stars evolve and how we can use different properties to estimate their ages.


February 13
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
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