The Concept of the "Birth Star"

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Christopher K.
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The Concept of the "Birth Star"

Post by Christopher K. » November 27th, 2018, 2:47 pm

A birth star is a star whose light, at any particular time during your life, is reaching Earth after traveling about the same amount of time you've been alive. Therefore, you're seeing the star as it appeared around the time of your birth. So a current birth star is as far away in light-years as the number of years you've been alive.

The first HRPO lecture to talk about this concept was in May. The lecture repeats on Friday 14 December at 7:30pm. The talk will be aimed at a general adult audience; there is no admission fee.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/friday.html

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