Less than 100 years ago we discovered that the Milky Way is but one of many "island universes" scattered throughout the cosmos. Referred to as galaxies, these islands in the void form a ubiquitous facet of our universe. The homes of billions of stars and planets, galaxies are the context for much of astronomy, and as such they are the focus of much research. Our understanding of galaxies has come a long way in the last century. Join us as we take a glance at what we have gleaned about these wondrous objects.
Event Type(s): Observatory Programming
Presenter: Eric McLaughlin