A professed historian of the Milky Way, astronomer Catherine Pilachowski exalts the beauty of the ancient spiral galaxy that we call – at least in a galactic sense – home. She describes the glorious physical beauty of the Milky Way, and the beauty inherent in the work of science that leads to new knowledge of its history and future.
The Milky Way
Meet Catherine Pilachowski
Catherine "Caty" Pilachowski teaches and conducts research on the evolution of stars and the chemical history of the Milky Way Galaxy. She holds the Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She served for more than 20 years on the scientific staff of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.View faculty profile
A Thing of Beauty was made possible by:
Faculty guests: Roger Hangarter, Jason Jackson, Ellen MacKay, Catherine Pilachowski, Kate Rowold, Eric Sandweiss and Betsy Stirratt; host Claire Repsholdt; editor and producer Jon Pieczynski; John Lucaites, associate dean for Arts and Humanities and Undergraduate Education; Tracy Bee, director of Academic Initiatives, College of Arts and Sciences; Themester 2016 Faculty Advisory Committee; The College of Arts + Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington.