The Santa Monica Public Library has scheduled a presentation “Journey to the Center of the Galaxy” with Dr. Susan Stolovy at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9th, in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica.
Stolovy will show images and present results from the Spitzer Space Telescope at the presentation on the Milky Way galaxy. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched the Spitzer telescope in 2003 and it was considered to be the most sensitive infrared telescope ever launched into space.
The Spitzer images reveal evidence for massive star formation, swarms of stars surrounding a super-massive black hole and filamentary dust structures, according to the library.
Stolovy is a staff scientist at the Spitzer Science Center at Cal Tech in Pasadena. She has been working on the Spitzer Space Telescope since 2000.
The free presentation is open to all ages. Auditorium seating is limited and seating is on a first arrival basis.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library.
Information, the Santa Monica Public Library, (310) 458-8600, or www.smpl.org/.