The Amazing Deaths of Stars

December 02, 2011: The Amazing Deaths of Stars

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
The Outer Gas Giants: Uranus & Neptune
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Justin McCollum
General Meeting: 7:15PM
General Meeting Topic: 
The Amazing Deaths of Stars
General Meeting Speaker: 
Professor Reginald J. Dufour
About the General Meeting Presentation

Stars like the sun and others more massive end their lives with more of a bang than a whimper and are responsible for a number of remarkable events and "leftovers" in the universe. I will discuss how stars form, evolve, and end their lives. More importantly, aside from the beautiful nebulae they leave behind, such processes enrich the interstellar medium with heavy elements that are the seeds of new stars and planetary systems. Indeed, each of us are made up of elements formed in early generations of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy and are truly "children of the stars!"

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Meetings are held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, which is located at 1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055.

PARKING INFORMATION: Free parking in the lot in front of the TMCC.

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