Dr. Laura K. Zschaechner

FINCA Fellow

Finnish Center for Astronomy with ESO

I recently gave a public outreach talk on "Galactic Winds Dictating Galaxy Evolution" at the Helsinki Think Corner.  After the first nervous minute under the bright lights it was actually pretty fun!  Check it out at the link here.

We recently hosted the conference:  Linking the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies:  The ISM and Star Formation from Cold Cores to kpc Scales , Twitter: #MW_Link2019

The conference took place from 3-7 June 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.  There were lots of great discussions between the Milky Way and nearby galaxy communities!  Many thanks to everyone who participated!

The conference public outreach event at the Think Corner/Tiedkulma was highly successful!  If you missed it, you can view it here.  Bob Benjamin (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Naomi McClure-Griffiths (Australian National University), Alberto Bolatto (University of Maryland), and Satoki Matsushita (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics ) gave fantastic talks followed by a great panel discussion.

 

The conference was even mentioned in the Washington Post in the context of CO2 monitoring during meetings and how to counteract it, thanks to participant Adam Ginsburg from NRAO.  It was a nice challenge to keep the CO2 levels down!

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