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Podcaster: Rob Sparks & Dr. Pat McCarthy

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Title: Galaxy Formation at Cosmic Noon

Organization: NOIRLab (NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory)

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.lsst.org/ ;https://nationalastro.org/

https://nationalastro.org/news/galaxy-formation-at-cosmic-noon/ ; https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/2012/09/11/september-11th-a-new-dark-energy-experiment/ ; https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/2013/10/12/oct-12th-the-newfirm-imager/

Description:  When and how galaxies form, how quickly they form and how they evolve to form the beautiful galaxies we see to day is a longstanding question in astronomy. In this podcast, NSF NOIRLAB Director Pat McCarthy describes his long research interest in galaxy formation.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.

Dr. Pat McCarthy is the director of NSF’s NOIRLab and has been an observational astronomer studying galaxy formation for many years.

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