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Introduction to Astronomy: Week 2

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Berwick-upon-Tweed

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This is the second of 5 lectures by Dr. Adrian Jannetta which will cover everything in the universe! From the Sun and planets to exoplanets orbiting other stars and supernovae exploding in distant galaxies and supermassive black holes…you’ll never look at the night sky the same way again! This course, which is aimed at beginners to astronomy, will be a mix of practical advice and background theory. If you can't attend all the lectures, you can book individual lectures, which are listed separately, for £7.

10TH FEB: PART 2 --- THE SUN AND OTHER STARS

A look at stellar evolution through some specific stars in the sky. Why are some stars stable and why do others pulsate?

  • Life cycle of the Sun: a low mass star.

  • Life cycle of Betelgeuse: a high mass star.

  • Pulsating variable stars

  • Planetary nebulae and white dwarfs

  • Massive, unstable stars: luminous blue variables and Wolf-Rayet stars.

  • Stellar end points: supernovae, neutron stars and black holes.

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