Category: MC Events
Published: Jan 20 2017 12:00AM
On January 28 at 7 p.m. the planetarium on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus will present a program on how stars are born.
The program will explore how hydrogen and helium gas, under the action of gravity, form stars-not only 5 billion year ago, when our own sun and solar system were formed, but right now throughout our Galaxy. Some of the latest theoretical calculations of star formation will be shared with the audience.
The most beautiful pictures ever taken of the sky are of star-forming regions. The planetarium sky projector will be used to show you where some of these exquisitely beautiful objects may be found. If the sky outside the planetarium is clear, we will view the stars with telescopes after the program. The sky is always clear inside the planetarium at Montgomery College.
The "How are Stars Born?" program is suitable for children and adults of all educational levels. This is real science, and no one understands it all, including the speaker-but all will have the opportunity to increase their understanding. The pictures of star-forming regions are worth seeing for their beauty alone. Questions are encouraged during the show. A double-your money-back guarantee is assured. Of course, as always, the admission to these shows at the Montgomery College planetarium is free.