Lectures

Cloudy with a Chance of Stars

Tue 14 Jan 2020
Location:

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Time:

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact Information:

Have questions? Please contact Tracy Lamb.

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Description:

Speaker: Nimisha Kumari (Space Telescope Science Institute)

How do stars form? This simple question has intrigued humankind for centuries, and is one of the most explored topics of contemporary astrophysics. Stars form in galaxies, but not all galaxies are forming stars. What does a typical star-forming region look like? What is it composed of? How are stars born in these nebulas? Join us to probe what we know—and don’t yet know—about the physics of star-formation, and how astronomers around the world are trying to answer these questions of stellar genesis with ground- and space-based telescopes. 

Host: Dr. Frank Summers of the Space Telescope Science Institute

Recorded live on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Notes:

The 2020 Public Lecture Series offers talks on a diverse selection of cosmic topics held the first Tuesday of every month in the STScI John N. Bahcall Auditorium. Admission is free and free parking is available in the lot across the street. Find information related to driving directions and relevant transportation resources on our Getting Here page. Further information and directions are available by calling 410-338-4700.

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