Stars from cradle to grave

THIS IS A PAST EVENT – HYPERLINKS AND FORMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED

A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

Speaker: Roger O’Brien

Date: 23 January 2013
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

Giants can be ‘old’ at a few million years, but our Sun is in its prime at 5 billion years of age. Blue stars are always young, but red ones can be young or old. There are seven spectral classes, with over sixty sub-classes, and five luminosity classes. Let’s try for a simple scheme for them all.

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THIS IS A PAST EVENT – HYPERLINKS AND FORMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED
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