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UA Downtown Science Café @ Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza

December 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the UA Science Café Series, brought to you by the University of Arizona College of Science. Science Cafés bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have five separate café series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions. Come join the conversation!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:00PM

Seeing Back in Time: How Gravity Bends Light to Create a Natural Telescope in Space

Presenter: Brenda Frye, Assistant Professor, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona

Historic Researcher: Vera Rubin

Gravity can bend light, just like a lens. This phenomenon is called “gravitational lensing.” When astronomers analyze light from distant stars and galaxies, they can use gravitational lensing to magnify the galaxy image sizes, rather like looking through a microscope. In this Cafe, Dr. Frye will talk about her research that uses gravitational lensing to understand how galaxies – like our own Milky Way galaxy – form, grow, and evolve. In addition, Dr. Frye will talk about the research of pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin who made major discoveries that were not fully appreciated during her lifetime.


December 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza
605 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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