Our next edition will take place on Monday 26 of February at 20h in Grand Cafe De Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden). Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! In this occasion we will explore galaxies, both our own Milky Way and others far, far away!
Pedro Salas is a graduate student at Leiden Observatory, and a byte junkie that loves antennas. He thinks that understanding what goes on inside galaxies is a crucial step if we want to gain a deeper knowledge of how the Universe got to its current state and what is our place in it. In his talk he will present the closest laboratory we have to study what goes on inside a galaxy: our own Milky Way. He will focus on the recycling of gas in the Milky Way.
Michael Maseda is a research fellow at Leiden Observatory. His work focuses on observations of the most distant galaxies in the universe. In particular, he studies how these galaxies grow and evolve, and how they compare to nearby galaxies, using some of the largest telescopes in the world. In this talk, he will present how scientists find these galaxies and how new facilities like the James Webb Space Telescope will revolutionize our understanding of the universe.