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Event ID:  11640
Contact Name:  Astronomy Club at York University
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Organization:  Astronomy Club at York University
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Dates:  3rd October 2016 to 4th October 2016
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Canada
State/Province:  Ontario
City:  Toronto
Event Name:  Our Place in the Universe - A public Lecture by Professor Marshall McCall (York University)
Event Description:  All are welcome to attend this free lecture at York University presented by the Astronomy Club at York University. Date: Wednesday October 5th 2016 Location: Petrie Science and Engineering Building, Room 317 Time: 6:00 pm onwards Food will be provided. Abstract of Lecture: Recently, careful examination of the organization of galaxies in the neighbourhood of the Milky Way has led to revelations about our place in the Universe. All bright galaxies within 20 million light years are confined to a thin sheet of which we are a part. Furthermore, the largest surround us. Indeed, the nature of our existence appears to be linked to structure in the extragalactic environment in which we find ourselves. In this richly illustrated talk, the path to discovery and the astrophysical implications for our development are presented. In the process, the audience will learn its address in the Universe, namely that we live on a planet around a star in a galaxy in the Local Group encompassed by the Council of Giants of the Local Sheet next to the Local Void at the periphery of the Local Supercluster of Laniakea in our corner of the Cosmic Web!
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