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Colloquium – Leandro e Silva – Co-formation of the Milky Way’s thin and thick discs

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa

Speaker: Dr. Leandro Beraldo e Silva (University of Michigan) Title: Co-formation of the Milky Way's thin and thick discs Abstract: Thin disc stars are younger than thick disc stars on average, and some models predict the thin disc to start forming only after the thick disc has formed, around 10 Gyr ago. According to these

Colloquium – Atreya Acharyya – Astronomy at the Highest Photon Energies

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa

Speaker: Dr.Atreya Acharyya (University of Alabama) Astronomy at the Highest Photon Energies Abstract: Most astronomical telescopes observe thermal radiation. However, this does not include the most energetic gamma-rays photons, produced by large particle accelerators in space, which also act as tracers for cosmic-ray sources. While gamma-rays can be observed using space-based detectors, their relatively small

Total Lunar Eclipse May 2022

Gallalee Hall Rooftop Observatory Gallalee Hall, Tuscaloosa

The University of Alabama Department of Physics and Astronomy invites you to come watch the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse with us using the 16" telescope on the roof of Gallalee Hall! The event is free and open to the public. Partial eclipse begins at 9:29 pm, totality lasts from 10:29-11:59.  Doors will open at 9