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Where Do Baby Stars Come From?

20 Jan 2018, 22:03 UTC
Where Do Baby Stars Come From?
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‘Imiloa presents Dr. Steve Mairs, Support Astronomer at James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
Date: Fri. Feb. 16
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10, $8 for members (member level discounts apply)
Deep within the cold dust and gas which resides in our Milky Way Galaxy, a dramatic story is unfolding: the birth of stars. Understanding the formation and evolution of stars is not only quintessential to describing the visible universe but it is also important for recognizing and appreciating our origins. The Sun and planets did not always exist and it is through comparing careful observations of our solar neighborhood to cutting-edge theoretical simulations that we are able to investigate our cosmic history and perceive our Solar System in the broader context of the Galaxy and, indeed, the universe. Learn where baby stars originate and the current theory of star formation at ‘Imiloa’s Maunakea Skies talk, presented by Dr. Steve Mairs, Support Astronomer at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Dr. Mairs will highlight his research in capturing submillimetre light to probe cold dust in the process of forming stars. Situated atop Maunakea, JCMT is the largest single dish telescope of its kind.

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