Open Night on 22 June 2019
“The unique/peculiar HI properties of dwarf galaxies in our Universe”
Members of the public are welcome to an Open Night at the SAAO in Cape Town on 22 June 2019, starting at 20h00. Dr. Brenda Namumba will present a talk titled The unique/peculiar HI properties of dwarf galaxies in our Universe. This will be followed by a tour of the site and (weather permitting) star gazing.
Summary of the talk
Dwarf galaxies are by far the most numerous galaxies in the Local Universe. In addition to being representative of the most populous type of galaxies, their simple structure and proximity provide a unique window to the detailed investigation of various processes necessary for galaxy formation and evolution. One of the most reliable approaches for studying the evolution of galaxies is to look at their physical properties using the neutral hydrogen gas (HI).
In this talk, Dr Namumba will discuss the HI properties of dwarf galaxies in the Local Group and their implications for understanding galaxy formation and evolution.
The Open Night will take place at the SAAO in Cape Town. The SAAO is located off Liesbeeck Parkway, next to the River Club.
Gates open at 19h30 and parking is available on site.