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“Black Hole Encounter” by CIERA Postdoc Aaron Geller Sweeps 2017 Scientific Images Contest

On November 2, Science in Society announced the winners of the 2017 Northwestern Scientific Images Contest. The winners were announced during an exhibition launch and reception held at Evanston Township High School (ETHS).

Aaron Geller, an astronomer with a joint appointment in CIERA and the Adler Planetarium, swept both 1st place and the People’s Choice Award with his computer simulation of a dense star cluster. (The People’s Choice Award is voted on by the students of ETHS.) Geller has participated in the contest and related outreach activities for the past few years, but this is the first time he’s come in first place.

“Astronomy is a great entry point into science, and through engaging the public with astronomy we can share a love of science, the scientific method, and the drive to think critically about our world,” said Geller.

Learn about the Scientific Images Contest, which includes public engagement opportunities and gallery displays of the winning images throughout the Chicagoland area.