OUR COSMIC BALLET - Jackie Faherty
Claritas Distinguished Speaker in the Sciences
Jackie Faherty is a senior scientist and senior education manager in the American Museum of Natural History’s Department of Astrophysics and the Department of Education. Faherty will guide her audience through cutting-edge visualizations of the most spectacular astronomical dataset of our time - a virtual tour of hundreds of millions of stars, highlighting astronomers’ revolutionary scientific progress. Her presentation will reveal the history of our galaxy, from recent stellar flybys to long-ago Milky Way mergers. Working at the forefront of brown dwarf and exoplanet studies, Faherty has written more than 80 peer-reviewed papers on the topic and won numerous top awards and grants. She co-runs the dynamic research group Brown Dwarfs in New York City and the popular citizen science project Backyard Worlds, and is a leading expert in visualizing astronomical data.
Date & Time
October 15, 2019