MAS May Meeting

Cosmic Messengers

Dr. Ellen Zweibel will present "Cosmic Messengers"

At the May 12, 2023 meeting of the Madison Astronomical Society, we’ll have a special presentation by Dr. Ellen Zweibel of the UW Madison Astronomy and Physics departments: “Cosmic Messengers.”

Astronomers have long observed the Universe in visible light and its shorter and longer wavelength cousins. Now, subatomic particles and ripples in spacetime have been added to the mix. I’ll describe how these different sources of information can be pieced together to observe some of the most energetic events in the Universe, now and in the past.

Bio: Ellen Zweibel has been a professor of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Wisconsin since 2003. Prior to that, she served on the faculty of the University of Colorado. She grew up in New Jersey, and was educated at the University of Chicago and Princeton University.

This meeting will take place in-person at our usual Space Place classroom location. It will also be streamed live to our Youtube channel at