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2019 Alex Hopkins Lecture: Is the Milky Way Special?

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This year’s lecture, entitled ‘Is the Milky Way Special?’ is to be given by Professor Chris Lintott, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford

We are on the verge of finally getting to know our celestial neighborhood. With new missions mapping our surroundings in unprecedented detail, this is an excellent time to ask whether there’s anything notable about our home galaxy. In this talk, Chris Lintott will draw on cutting-edge research and results from his own Galaxy Zoo project to compare the Milky Way to the other galaxies which surround us, and ask whether we’re living in a special time in its history. The talk will also include at least one picture of penguins, and explain how astronomers need your help to explore the Universe.

This talk is part of the Alex Hopkins series.

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