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The Life and Death of Stars   NEW!

For thousands of years, stars have been the prime example of something unattainable and unknowable, places so far away that we can learn almost nothing about them. Yet amazingly, astronomers have been able to discover exactly what stars are made of, how they are born, how they shine, how they die, and how they play a surprisingly direct role in our lives.

Carl Sagan first coined the phrase "We Are All Made of Star Dust. This is more than just poetic; this is a hard fact of science. Over the past century, Astronomy and Physics research have truly touched the starts, uncovering the essential nature of the beautiful panoply of twinkling lights that spans the night sky. We will be using the Teaching Company course by Dr. Keivan G. Stassum of the Vanderbilt University to facilitate our exploration.

 

The Life and Death of Stars   NEW!
Instructor:  Robert Zannelli
Course #: SCI176
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This class meets 12 times: M, 9/14/2020 - 12/7/2020
Note: There will not be a class Nov. 16.

Members: $5; Non-Members: $10

Room: Cypress Hall
Seats Available: 14

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