The Wild West of Star Formation

Date: 

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:30pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Tonight we saddle up to explore the extreme center of our Milky Way galaxy - one of the wildest sections of the outer-space frontier. Our Galactic center is a chaotic region containing dense gas, stars, and the biggest bully around these parts: a supermassive black hole. The normal rules for star formation don't apply here, and understanding why will help us to understand star formation throughout the rest of our wild universe.

No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to the auditorium's capacity. Admission is free. 

For more information, including accessibility, or to sign up for the events mailing list, call the Public Affairs Office, (617) 495-7461 or email pubaffairs@cfa.harvard.edu. Please request sign-language interpretation at least 2 weeks before the event. Current sky information is available.

Entrance is at the west of the CfA complex, near Madison Street and large parking lot. The CfA is easily reached by public transportation. From the Harvard MBTA Station (Red Line), take any bus or trackless trolley going west on Concord Avenue (Arlmont Village and Belmont Center buses, Huron Avenue trolleys) and get off at "Observatory Hill."