April 2017 – The lives and deaths of stars and what that means for us.

Guest speaker: Jennifer Fallis Starhunter, Ph.D. Nuclear Astrophysics, North Island College. Nuclear astrophysics is the study of the properties of atomic nuclei to explain how stars burn and what happens when they explode. It is a branch of astrophysics, which uses our knowledge of physics to explain what astronomers observe in the sky: why stars and galaxies form; why they have the shapes and structures they do; and how they change with time.

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Jennifer’s research available on arXiv.org