Stellar Evolution

Presented by Colin Hill

Stars live an incredibly long time. Some will live longer than the current age of the universe but all will eventually run out of fuel and die.

In this session, we will explore the life cycles of the stars. How they are born from vast clouds of dust and gas and evolve throughout their long lives as their fuel is consumed. The life cycles of stars are directly linked to their mass. Massive stars live fast and die young exploding as supernovae and seeding the universe with heavy elements. Less massive stars like the Sun will end their lives as beautiful planetary nebulae.

Bio: Colin is a biomedical technician working at St. Andrew's Hospital with past experience in defence electronics. He has been a member of ASSA since 1997 and has been on council for most of that time, having held the position of Beginner's Councillor for the past 7 years.

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Wednesday 02 Aug 2017

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Kerr Grant Theatre Level 2 Physics Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace



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