Moultonborough Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 8/13/2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions
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Location: Program Room
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.           603-476-8895