Moultonborough Public Library Event Calendar
|Time:||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Title:||Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions|
Witnessing Cosmic Explosions
with Yvette Cendes
Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy. But how does a supernova happen? What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way? In this talk, I will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe. I will also discuss the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to my present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.