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|The Birth of Suns - science presentation by Mark Krumholz, U.C.Santa Cruz professor of Ast|
|Date||Wednesday September 12|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2425 Channing Way, Berkeley(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall ) off of Telegraph Avenue.Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted.
|revolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net|
|Address||2425 Channing Way,Berkeley, CA|
We normally think of space as empty, but it's not. The space between the stars in our Galaxy contains, on average, about 1 atom per cubic centimeter. That's a better vacuum than the best vacuum chamber we know how to make, but there are a lot of cubic centimeters in interstellar space, and the mass between the stars of our Galaxy adds up to about 10% of the mass of all the stars. It is from this interstellar medium that new stars are continually born, at a rate of about 1 new Sun per year. In this talk Mr. Krumholz describes our current understanding of the gas in interstellar space, and how and why it condenses to make new stars.