Course Description

IN PERSON: Stars are born quietly, but many die in spectacular, violent ways. A century ago, nuclear fusion was identified as the main energy source powering the stars. Ever since, astrophysicists have studied stellar evolution intensely. New powerful telescopes, both ground- and space-based, have vastly increased our understanding of stars. While a great amount of specialized knowledge has been developed, the purpose of this course is to distill this information into essential aspects accessible to nonexperts. We will address the three main areas of stellar evolution: birth, life and death. This lecture-based course will provide students with a greater appreciation for the wonderful complexity of our star-filled universe and can lead to further study of the nature of stars. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 50.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Birth, Life and Death of Stars
Classroom - In Person
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Apr 29, 2024 to May 13, 2024
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