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UC Berkeley Astronomy Lecture | Randall Musuem SF

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE

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Join Dr. Nathan Smith (UC Berkeley) for a presentation on Massive Stars & Their Temper Tantrums. Smith discusses the properties of the most massive stars known, born with masses of 30 to 150 times the mass of our Sun. Discover how these massive stars dominate many of the physical processes in interstellar space when they explode as brilliant supernovae and learn how they wreak havoc on their surroundings before they die.

Nathan Smith is a postdoctoral fellow in astronomy at UC Berkeley, where he works on the life and death of massive and violently unstable stars such as Eta Carinae. He is also responsible for producing some of the most dramatic images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope, including images of the Carina Nebula, which is a violent home for very massive stars.

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers’ Lecture
Massive Stars & Their Temper Tantrums – a presentation by Nathan Smith, UC Berkeley

When: 7:30pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Where: Randall Museum
199 Museum Way, SF, CA

Ages: Geared for adults; All ages welcome

Cost: FREE; donations encouraged

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