Past Event

The Universe's Magnetic Mystery: A Public Astro Talk by Ryan Golant

April 26, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pupin Hall, 538 W. 120 St., New York, NY 10027 301
Join us in Pupin Hall 301 on Friday, April 26, at 7pm for our last Public Astronomy Night of the Spring 2024 semester! At this event, Columbia Astronomy’s Ryan Golant will be telling us about "The Universe's Magnetic Mystery: Uncovering the Origins of Cosmic Magnetism": "Magnetic fields are everywhere throughout our Universe, shaping the cosmos from its smallest scales to its largest. Yet, we still don't know when or how these magnetic fields came into being. In this mystery story as old as time itself, I'll take you on a tour of our magnetic Universe, searching for clues that may point us to the ultimate source of cosmic magnetism." We'll start the evening at 7pm with some astronomy trivia, followed by Ryan's talk and Q&A. From 8:10pm-9:10pm, 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 April 26!

Contact Information

Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach