Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019

Boca Library and FAU Host Galaxy Presentation

Ata Sarajedini, Phd

Boca Raton Public Library And Fau Division Of Research

Present “The Formation And Evolution Of Our Galaxy”

With Ata Sarajedini, Phd

June 20, 2019, 2:00–3:00pm, Downtown Library

Boca Raton, FL – Have you ever wondered how our galaxy was formed? Join Florida Atlantic University’s Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., as he unravels the mysteries of space in an engaging presentation at the Boca Raton Downtown Library, “The Formation and Evolution of Our Galaxy: What We Can Learn from Variable Stars.” Dr. Sarajedini will explore how galaxies form and evolve; where the sun comes from and how old it is; the future of our solar system; why some stars shine brighter; and, how to use stars to explore history.

This program also coincides with the Boca Raton Public Library’s Summer Reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.” Space-themed programs and classes for all ages will be presented throughout the summer to encourage people to read while learning about our fascinating universe. Registration for Summer Reading begins on June 3 at bocalibrary.org, while a Kick-Off Party will launch the program on June 8 at the Spanish River Library from 10:00am-12:00pm.

The “FAU Research in Action” series is a yearlong collaboration between Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Research and the City of Boca Raton Libraries in which researchers share their innovative work and seek input from the community. Oyuki De Santiago Poletz, Program Services Librarian, notes, “Boca Raton is fortunate to have an active research university in our own backyard. This series is an excellent opportunity for our residents to engage with the experts at Florida Atlantic University and contribute to the direction of ground-breaking research.”

“The Formation and Evolution of Our Galaxy: What We Can Learn from Variable Stars” is free and open to the public. Register through the calendar atbocalibrary.org or call the library at 561-393-7852.

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