RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
FREE and open to the public.
7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.
7:30 PM Guest Speaker
Kaylie Green & Khaled Elshamouty
University of Alberta
The Life and Death of Stars
Stars are the building blocks of our universe. Yet the process of how they are continuously created and destroyed is still not fully understood. In this talk we will explore the process of star formation in nebulae and the striking example of the Orion nebula. Then we will explore the process of how stars end their lives and the possible stellar remnants they leave behind as the stunning case of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant.
Kaylie and Khaled are graduate students in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta and both are members of the University of Alberta Observatory’s education and outreach team.
- Orion Nebula (Main Image) Credit: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
- Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant (Banner Image) Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO