EcoTarium Speak Series: Astrophysics
June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm$7
Speaker: Ian Stephens, Worcester State University
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stars form from the collapse of dense clouds made of dust. The collapse is a complex interplay of different forces, including gravity, turbulence, magnetic fields, and radiation. Gravity eventually wins and a “baby star” or protostar is formed, which is surrounded by a disk that will eventually become a solar system.
In this talk Ian Stephens will highlight some of the key recent discoveries in star and planet formation, with a focus specifically on telescope observations from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).
Tickets & Important Information
Time: Second Friday of every month, 5:00 pm
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Cost: $6 for members, $7 for non-members (per person). General museum admission will not be charged for members or guests arriving after 4:30 pm on Speaker Series days. Get tickets HERE: https://ecotarium.org/event/speaker-series-astrophysics/?
Location: Alden Planetarium
Age Range: Guests of all ages and backgrounds are welcome!