Expect a journey of galactic proportions with renowned astrophysicist Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith at When Galaxies Collide.
When Galaxies Collide is a special event presented by Dr Harvey-Smith, who is this year’s guest speaker for National Science Week. Dr Harvey-Smith will describe the cataclysmic events that can occur when galaxies collide, including radiant bursts of star formation, coalescence of supermassive black holes and the ignition of dragon-like active galactic nuclei launching jets of gas through space at almost the speed of light.
She also explains how a collision between our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and its neighbour will bring dramatic changes to our night sky. But don’t worry – it’s not happening for at least 4 billion years!
Dr Harvey-Smith is a world-renowned astrophysicist who has worked in astronomical observatories in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Australia. She was also a member of the team that delivered Australia’s successful bid to host the world’s largest radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array. More recently, you may have seen her on TV, as a presenter on ABC’s Stargazing Live!
When Galaxies Collide is on for one-night only, on 10 August, 2017 at The Governor Hindmarsh. Tickets are just $5. For more information and to book, head to Eventbrite.