History of the Milky Way

We live inside the Milky Way galaxy, named for its resemblance to a stream of spilled milk in the sky. Our understanding of the Milky Way has changed significantly throughout history. During this talk, we’ll take a look at both the cultural influences and the scientific advances that have shaped our understanding of our own galaxy in space. We have pictures of many galaxies out in the universe, but no complete picture of our own galaxy. We’ll talk about why that is the case, and how we can get around that to learn about our larger home in the universe.

Date: Friday, March 13
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Genesee County Residents: $3 adults, $2 seniors 60+, $2 youth ages 2-11
Non-Residents: $6 adults, $4 seniors 60+, $4 youth ages 2-11
Members: Free