When Galaxies Collide

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National Science Week is pleased to present Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith in a special event, When Galaxies Collide!

When Galaxies Collide sees Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith 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 Lisa Harvey-Smith is an astrophysicist who has worked at world-class astronomical observatories in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Australia. Lisa was a member of the team that delivered Australia’s successful bid to host the world’s largest radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array. Her role as the project scientist for ASKAP, the innovative $188m precursor to the SKA, places her at the cutting-edge of technology development for radio astronomy.

When Galaxies Collide is on for one night only at The Gov, on 10 August, 2017. Tickets are just $5 for adults, and free for young people under 16 years. For more information and to book, head to the Eventbrite listing.

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