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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
Location Details
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall ) off of Telegraph Avenue.Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)848-1196
Address2425 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.
Added to the calendar on Friday Aug 31st, 2012 10:25 AM
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