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Astronomer's Galaxy Ride To "Andromeda"

Sep 22, 2015

Astronomer Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz on her bike. The Galaxy Ride is 300 miles from Chicago to St. Louis.
Credit Adler Planetarium

Riding a bicycle from Chicago to St. Louis is a long ways on a bike. But it’s no comparison to the vast distances in the galaxy or universe, distances measured in light years or the distance light travels in a year. Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz is an astronomer with Chicago’s Adler Planetarium and a TED Senior Fellow. She’s also in the middle of a 300 mile bike ride, designed to bring some perspective to the universe.

McCurdy with Walkowicz in the GLT Studios following the live Sound Ideas interview.
Credit Christina O'Connell / Adler Planetarium