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EcoTarium Speak Series: Astrophysics

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Speaker: Ian Stephens, Worcester State University
June 9
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:
Location: Alden Planetarium
Age Range: Guests of all ages and backgrounds are welcome!


June 9
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604 United States
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