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CANCELLED Virtual Badger Talk from Oconomowoc, WI: "Honey, I Shrunk the Galaxy!"

Speaker: James Lattis

Event Details

Thursday, February 4, 2021
2-3 p.m.
This FREE virtual talk is hosted by Shorehaven Health and Rehab Life Enrichment. More information to come on accessing this event.

Between 1930 and 1936, UW astronomers developed a new astronomical technique that led to a major re-evaluation of the size of our Milky Way Galaxy. Beginning with the astronomical debates of the 1920s, this talk will show how their work established key features that underpin the modern concept of a galaxy.