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How Are Stars Born? A Planetarium Show, Jan. 26

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Published: 2019-01-09 00:00:01.000

Saturday, January 26 at 7 p.m. in the planetarium of Montgomery College at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

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 a telescope after the program. The sky is always clear inside the planetarium at Montgomery College.

The "How are Stars Born?" program will be partially understandable by 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.

The planetarium shows the universe from anywhere where we humans think we know the distance and what it is using Starry Night 7 under a twenty-four-foot dome with comfortable chairs. The planetarium is located on Fenton Street on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College. It is attached to the Science South building on the ground level and has a conspicuous silver-colored domed roof.

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