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Dec 1

Columbia University Lecture – A Tale of Galactic Transformation: The Habitat of Jellyfish Galaxies

December 1, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Join Columbia University for an exploration into the mesmerizing appearance of jellyfish galaxies—galactic transformers navigating their cluster habitats. In this talk, we will unravel the mysteries behind their iconic starry trails and tell the story of how a normal galaxy transforms into a magnificent jellyfish galaxy, with Dr. Nick Luber.

We will start the evening at 6:00pm with some astronomy trivia, followed by Dr. Luber’s talk. From 7:10pm – 8:10pm, we will be outside stargazing on College Walk (weather permitting). This event is free and open to all — stay only as long as you want. If you plan to attend this event, please fill out the RSVP form at tinyurl.com/columbia-astro-dec1


The lecture will take place in Pupin Hall 301. Signs will be posted to direct you to the lecture hall, and general directions to Columbia and Pupin Hall can be found under the “Directions” tab. Outdoor observing/stargazing will take place on College Walk, the portion of 116th street crossing through Columbia’s main campus; we will walk down to College Walk as a group following the lecture and Q&A. Telescopes and binoculars will be provided by Columbia Astronomy.

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December 1, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
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Columbia University
538 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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