Two Harvard-Smithsonian Researchers to Address Cape Astronomical Society

August 2nd at DY High School

The Cape Cod Astronomical Society will present two researchers with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The talks are free and open to the public, August 2 at 7:30 pm in the Dennis-Yarmouth High School Library.

Dr. Marion Dierickx will talk on “Galactic Collisions in the Local Group”

As the nearest galactic laboratory available for study, the Local Group harbors the faintest and most dark-matter dominated known galaxies. Presenting new simulations of past collisions, she will discuss how these simulations help researchers rebuild the Local Group archaeological record.

Dr. Anastasia Fialkov talks on "Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts"

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short and highly energetic bursts of radio waves. At least one FRB is going off somewhere every second. They are a new astrophysical phenomenon of unknown origin, which can be used to study the structure and evolution of the Universe. She’ll discuss efforts to find new sources. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on