Our 2nd year anniversary event will take place on Monday 25th of March at 20h in Grand Cafe De Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden). Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! For Women’s History Month we will celebrate our women researchers and all the women in astronomy past, present, and future.
Jacqueline Hodge is an Assistant Professor at Leiden Observatory and an explorer of the early Universe. Her research focuses on understanding how distant galaxies formed and evolved into the Universe we see around us today. In her talk, she will discuss how the most extreme galaxies in the early Universe are invisible to even the world’s most powerful optical telescopes, and she will present the latest efforts to reveal these hidden monsters.
Francisca Concha-Ramírez is a graduate student at Leiden Observatory. Her work focuses on the very early stages of planetary system formation. She is also a science communicator, engaged in showing the public that astronomy is for everyone. In this special talk she will tell us about the history of women in astronomy and science in general.
All ages and backgrounds welcome! The entry is free and no reservation is needed. We start at 20h but recommend you arrive early to save a seat and grab a drink. And of course, beside the talks, we will have fun games where you can win cool science prizes! More info: check out www.astronomyontap.nl!