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Stars: a journey through birth, life and death
Wed 3 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Raman Prinja, Professor of Astrophysics at University College London, will present an overview of our modern understanding of stellar evolution, from the dusty birth of stars, and their nuclear-burning lives, to ultimate demise including supernova detonations, and the bizarre end-states. The journey will also highlight the importance of outflows and the dispersal of life-giving chemical elements.
The talk will be illustrated with the latest superb imagery from powerful telescopes in space and on the ground.