Supernovae

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Christopher K.
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Supernovae

Post by Christopher K. » October 10th, 2013, 11:54 am

A supernova is the event triggered by the death of stars of certain masses. Supernova events are extremely luminous. Astronomers, as soon as they receive word of a supernova in progress, feverishly turn their instruments (optical and otherwise) toward it to collect as much data as possible.

On Thursday 24 October at 3:30pm in 109 Nicholson, Douglas Welch of McMaster University will give a talk entitled "Light Echoes from Luminous Transients". The talk will be hosted by Professor Geoff Clayton.

About supernovae:
http://www.daviddarling.info/encycloped ... rnova.html
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/supernovae.php
http://spider.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/va ... rnova.html

About Professor Welch:
http://www.physics.mcmaster.ca/people/f ... _DL_h.html

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: Supernovae

Post by Christopher K. » September 19th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Dr. Manos Chatzopoulos will speak about supernovae during the October meeting of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, Monday the 14th at 7pm. The location as usual is the Highland Road Park Observatory. Although the target age range is the same as that for the regular Friday Night Lecture Series at HRPO, the monthly BRAS talks assume an intermediate-level status for amateur skygazers in the audience.

About Dr. Chatzopoulos:
https://www.lsu.edu/physics/people/facu ... poulos.php

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