RASC Regular Meeting
May 11, 2015
The Life and Death of Stars

GM201504 - OrionRASC 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.

GM201504 - KaylieKaylie is pursuing an MSc studying star forming gas in the Milky Way galaxy. She completed an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics at the University of Calgary, where she worked at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. Since 2013, she has collected and analyzed data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea, to study the star forming molecular clouds in the Cygnus constellation.


GM201504 - KhaledKhaled completed his BSc in physics and astronomy from Cairo university. He worked on undergraduate research projects with the 74-inch telescope at Katameya Observatory, Egypt. Now he is working on his PhD, trying to understand more about what’s the deal with neutron stars!


Photo Credits:
  • 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