februari, 2021

03feb19:4521:30GAIA and the History of the Milky Waydoor: Helmer Koppelman


a webinar will be organized by the National Space Museum (NRM), together with the Dutch Space Association (NVR).

Access to Webinar: 7:45 PM
Start lecture: 8:00 PM
End: 9:30 PM

What kind of galaxy is the Milky Way? How big is it and what does it look like? Know what about the history of the Milky Way? And how do we know all this? In the visible universe an innumerable number of galaxies are observable, one even larger than the other. By carefully studying our own system, we hope to learn something about the origin and evolution of galaxies in general. The only problem: we are in the middle of the Milky Way, all other galaxies we see from the outside. Due to this unique situation, it is not easy to map our galaxy. In my research I study the oldest parts of the Milky Way, I try to find out how they came about. I mainly do this research on the basis of data from the Gaia satellite: a space telescope that very accurately maps the positions and movements of more than a billion stars in the Milky Way. During my lecture I will show how the Gaia satellite does this. In addition, I’m going to talk about the structure and evolution of the Milky Way – and how Gaia’s data contribute to this area of ​​research.

Presenter: Helmer Koppelman (IAS)

After his MSc he started his PhD research in Amina’s research group. He finished his PhD last September and is currently working at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) in America. The online presentation is therefore given from America.

Two days before the presentation, the attendees who have registered will receive the login details for access to the Webinar. F

or more information about the public lectures of the National Space Museum, see the website: (www.nELIJKruimtevaartmuseum.nl).

Registration If you are interested and would like to attend this webinar (Dutch spoken), we would like to receive your registration no later than 31 January. N

VR members register via secretariaat@ruimtevaart-nvr.nl
NRM friends register via info@nationaleruimtevaartmuseum.nl
If you are a member of both NVR and NRM, you only need to register your registration in one place


(Woensdag) 19:45 - 21:30

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