Galaxy Formation for Kids

Education Free Kids/Family Library Young people

Event Information

  • Date DATE
    13 August 2019
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  • Time TIME
    4 - 5PM
  • Location LOCATION
    South Perth Library - Mopoke Room
    Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth
  • Cost COST
    Free, bookings essential
  • Hosted by HOSTED BY
    South Perth Libraries

How do galaxies get the gas to form stars? How do the supermassive black holes form at the centre of galaxies? What impact does the supermassive black hole have on it’s host galaxy over time?

Join the incredible Dr Wong as she discusses all things galactic in this interstellar talk for kids.

Dr Ivy Wong, from the University of Western Australia, studies the physical mechanisms that drive galaxy evolution in nearby galaxies. Ivy’s current research interests includes developing citizen science projects and machine learning algorithms to help tackle the big deluge of data that we are expecting from these next-generation radio telescopes and surveys.

Suitable for ages 9 and over.

This event is part of National Science Week running from 10-18 August 2019.

South Perth Library