Astronomy on Tap: Galaxies near and far (Leiden)

Astronomy on Tap: Galaxies near and far (Leiden)

The next Astronomy on Tap Leiden, we will be hosted at Grand Café De Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden) on Monday 31 August at 20:00. It's a free event, but registration is required due to COVID-19 regulations. In parallel there will be a livestream at

Please read the important information at the bottom of this email. There is limited space so save your seat at and join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! Sarah Leslie and Anniek Gloudemans will tell us about how galaxies form and evolve.

Sarah Leslie: "COSMOS: Dissecting the mysteries and histories of galaxies"
Sarah is a research fellow at Leiden Observatory. She studies how galaxies are formed and how they change with time. But these changes tend to take millions of years, so it is not an easy task! Her work focuses on understanding what controls how fast stars form and the effects supermassive black holes can have on galaxies. In her talk, Sarah will describe the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) and how we can use statistical samples of galaxies to infer how populations evolve over time.

Anniek Gloudemans: "Observing the Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe"
Anniek is a PhD student at the Leiden Observatory and has a passion for observing the night sky and most of all working with telescope data. In her work, she tries to find some of the most distant galaxies in the Universe with strong radio emission, which we can use to learn about early galaxy evolution and the transition of the Universe from neutral to ionised. In her talk she will take you on her quest for finding these distant galaxies using many different state of the art observing facilities.

Important information
All ages and backgrounds welcome! The entry is free but registration is required due to COVID-19 regulations set in place! By signing up, you are agreeing to follow the 1.5 metre social distancing rules, will not attend if you have any symptoms and will clean your hands upon arrival at De Burcht (disinfectant will be provided). Attendance is on the understanding that we have put in place meeting protocols yet cannot guarantee no risk of possible coronavirus infection. Due to the limited space, if you have registered but can no longer attend the event, please get in contact with us as soon as possible to allow other interested persons to attend.

We start at 20h but recommend you arrive early to get to your seat and grab a drink. And of course, beside the talks, we will have fun games where you can win cool science prizes!

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