planetarium

Pulsars, Magnets, Black Holes, Oh My! The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The John C. Wells Planetarium presents the LAST public science talk of the year on Thursday, April 17 at 7pm, at James Madison University's MEMORIAL HALL AUDITORIUM!

Pulsars, Magnetars, Black Holes, Oh My! The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead!

Dr. Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

The biggest stars burn the fastest and brightest, and when they die, they do so spectacularly, exploding as supernovae and leaving behind some of the most fantastic objects in the universe: neutron stars and black holes. In this talk, Dr. Ransom will discuss how these crazy objects are created, some of their amazing properties and why we (probably!) don’t need to worry about them too much here in our cozy homes on Earth.

Pulsars, Magnetars, Black Holes, Oh My! The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead

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