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Mechanics of Galaxy Evolution

Mechanics of Galaxy Evolution

Date & Time

April 27, 2022 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

In person talk with Professor Sarah Brough 

Our planetary system revolves around the Sun. But the Sun is just one star among many billions that form the Milky Way galaxy.

The Milky Way, a metropolis of approximately 100 billion stars, is itself only one among billions of galaxies in the Universe, each with its own shape, size and peculiarities.

Join Professor Sarah Brough as she talks us through what we know, and more importantly, what we do not know about how galaxies beyond the Milky Way formed and changed over cosmic time. Sarah will also highlight the research she carries out to answer some of the unsolved puzzles in this cosmic history.

Event Details

This event will be held in person at SMSA’s Henry Carmichael Theatre at Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

Free event – registration to attend this event is essential due to limited capacity.

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About Professor Sarah Brough

Prof Sarah Brough is leading Australia into a new astronomical survey of the southern sky. She has been a key member of three major Australian-led surveys examining how galaxies have changed over time.  The new Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) will open up novel avenues of investigation across all astronomical research areas, including very faint signatures of galaxy evolution.

Prof Brough is a keen advocate for diversity in science and is a former chair of the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy Chapter, and was Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in UNSW’s Faculty of Science in 2020.


Free event – all welcome. 


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Date & Time

April 27, 2022 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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