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3-Jun-2013

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

The hunt for distant galaxies

Interested in helping find galaxies deep in space? Then meet a galaxy-hunting team that needs your help

Want to join the hunt for new galaxies?

On June 5, 2:00 - 2:30 PDT, a team of astronomers will share how you can help them find faint and distant galaxies by joining a search they're calling "Space Warps."

The astronomers will discuss a strange phenomenon in the cosmos that actually makes it possible for us to see a galaxy far away and otherwise hidden by clusters of galaxies in front of them. They will also answer your questions about the ongoing search for distant galaxies, what this reveals about the cosmos, and how astronomers are beginning to fill out our picture of the universe.

Ask your questions of...

  • ANUPREETA MORE, a co-Principal Investigator of Space Warps (http://www.spacewarps.org) and a postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo.

  • PHILIP MARSHALL, a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC.

  • ARFON SMITH is Director of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and Technical Lead of Zooniverse (http://www.zooniverse.org).

Questions can be submitted ahead of and during this special event via Twitter at #KavliAstro and by email to info@kavlifoundation.org.

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Web address: http://www.kavlifoundation.org/science-spotlights/spotlight-live-hunt-space-warps