Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths: Getting to know the neighbours: The Magellanic Clouds
The Magellanic Clouds are nearby galaxies visible with the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere. As so-called "dwarf” galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds are dragged about through their interaction with our much more massive galaxy, the Milky Way. I’ll describe how radio telescopes like the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder and Parkes are helping us understand the past lives of the Magellanic Clouds and maybe even predict the future!
This talk was part of our Public Astronomy Night on 25 September 2020. You can also watch a recording of the talk here on our Facebook page (see the 'Public Astronomy Nights' playlist).