Lecture: Stellar Evolution - the life cycle of a star - BNSS

Event date: 23rd March 2019 at: 2.30pm

Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Cunningham

At the heart of our Solar System lies the Sun, an average yellow star that for billions of years has
provided the energy necessary for life to evolve on Earth. For us to understand the life of our
Sun we must look out into the Universe and study other stars to observe how they are born, how
they live and how they die. Using breathtaking images taken by space telescopes like Hubble,
we will illustrate stellar evolution, explain the fate of our Sun and its implications for life in our
Solar System. Elizabeth is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Surrey. She does
many outreach events, and is an excellent speaker.