The Amazing Deaths of Stars

December 02, 2011: The Amazing Deaths of Stars

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
The Outer Gas Giants: Uranus & Neptune
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Justin McCollum
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
The Amazing Deaths of Stars
General Meeting Speaker: 
Professor Reginald J. Dufour
About the General Meeting Presentation

Stars like the sun and others more massive end their lives with more of a bang than a whimper and are responsible for a number of remarkable events and "leftovers" in the universe. I will discuss how stars form, evolve, and end their lives. More importantly, aside from the beautiful nebulae they leave behind, such processes enrich the interstellar medium with heavy elements that are the seeds of new stars and planetary systems. Indeed, each of us are made up of elements formed in early generations of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy and are truly "children of the stars!"

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.

Parking is available in lot 15F as shown in the accompanying diagram (provided by the University of Houston Parking Director Paul Lozano). This site is off Cullen Boulevard, just south of the new parking garage. The University of Houston has been provided a list of meeting dates for the Houston Astronomical Society to the end of 2013. UH campus police have those dates on their calendar and will not issue citations for HAS attendees.
Map to Lot 15F