Supernovae: a super lecture topic
Some people hunt fossils, and some hunt for supernovae.
So what are supernovae? Learn about them during a free astronomy lecture and open house Feb. 24, at ASU’s Tempe campus.
The lecture, titled “White Dwarf Supernovae,” will be presented at 7 p.m., in Bateman Physical Sciences Center F-173, by Frank Timmes, a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration.
“We'll traverse the frontier of supernova from white dwarf stars by exploring historical yet brand-new supernovae, contributions from amateur supernova hunters, the cyber-enabled state of the art, and near-future $1B NASA missions," Timmes says of his lecture.
The Astronomy Open House, from 8 to 10 p.m., on the roof of Bateman Physical Sciences Center H-Wing, also will have a “Supernova” theme. Visitors will be able to see new high-resolution images of the moon, and look through the telescopes.
To get to the open house, go to the main entrance to the Bateman H-wing. Free parking is available after 7 p.m., in the Tyler Street Parking Garage. From the parking garage go west along the University Drive sidewalk (toward campus) until you see signs leading you to the entrance.
For information on the lecture series, go to http://sese.asu.edu/content/astronomy-public-lecture.