Past Event

The Habitat of Jellyfish Galaxies: A Public Astronomy Event

December 1, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pupin Hall, 538 W. 120 St., New York, NY 10027 301

Join us in Pupin Hall 301 on Friday, December 1, at 6pm to hear Columbia Astronomer Dr. Nick Luber tell us about "A Tale of Galactic Transformation: The Habitat of Jellyfish Galaxies":

"Join our exploration into the mesmerizing appearance of jellyfish galaxies—galactic transformers navigating their cluster habitats. In this talk, we will unravel the mysteries behind their iconic starry trails and tell the story of how a normal galaxy transforms into a magnificent jellyfish galaxy."

We'll start the evening at 6pm with some astronomy trivia, followed by Dr. Luber's talk and Q&A. From 7:10-8:10pm, we will be outside stargazing on College Walk (weather permitting). 

The main event will take place in Pupin Hall 301. Signs will be posted to direct you to the lecture hall, and general directions to Columbia and Pupin Hall can be found here. Outdoor observing/stargazing will take place on College Walk, the portion of 116th street crossing through Columbia's main campus; we will walk down to College Walk as a group following the lecture and Q&A. Telescopes and binoculars will be provided by Columbia Astronomy (but you are absolutely welcome to bring your own observing equipment).

This event is free and open to all -- stay only as long as you want.

We look forward to seeing you in Pupin Hall on December 1!

Contact Information

Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach