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The Mystery at the Heart of the Milky Way

presented by Dr. Mike Inglis

7:00 PM Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Amagansett Public Library
215 Main St. Amagansett, NY

 

The Milky Way is our home Galaxy, and over the past 100 years much has been learnt about our galactic home, but it still has secrets. How big is it? Why do stars move so fast around its centre, and the biggest mystery - what awaits us at its heart?

In this lively and well-illustrated talk, Dr. Mike Inglis, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Suffolk County Community College, will take you on a guided tour of our home galaxy – the Milky Way, and the recent research that tries to explain its many mysteries.

Dr. Inglis is a well-known, and respected astronomer on both sides of the Atlantic, and has a life-long passion for the promotion of astronomy and astrophysics. He completed postdoctoral work at the University of Hertfordshire and Warwick University (both in the UK) and at Princeton University (USA), and has used some of the world’s largest telescopes in Australia, Tenerife, La Palma, and Hawaii.

Following this talk at 9:00pm (weather permitting) telescopes will be available for a guided tour of the night sky hosted by Montauk Observatory astronomers.

Amagansett library is located at 215 Main St. Amagansett, NY. Click the map below for detailed driving directions from your location.

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