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PPL Third Thursday Star Talks

Event Type: Adult Special Event
Age Group(s): All
Date: 1/17/2013
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Let's tackle the big questions that modern cosmology and astrophysics raise. Join the Prescott Astronomy Club for talks on hot topics in astronomy and space science at 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Suite.

How Stars Die: Extraordinary events at the ends of stellar lifetimes, by Prescott Astronomy Club member, Bill McDonald.

Once formed, stars last for millions to tens of billions of years with little commotion. By contrast, the final stages in the lives of stars are dramatic, manufacturing the elements that make our world, collapsing, and then dissipating, sometimes gently, sometimes explosively as supernovae. At the end what is left is a dwarf star, a neutron star/pulsar, or a black hole, each with extraordinary properties. We'll examine how this final stage unfolds.



For more information on the Astronomy Club, contact Pat Birck at 778-6324.

Location: Founders Suite A & B
Contact: Normalene Zeeman
Contact Number: 777-1509