The Local Group Astronomy Club looks forward to seeing you at our February monthly club meeting this Thursday evening, February 10, beginning at 6:30 PM PST.
Here's the link and log-in info for this month's Zoom virtual club meeting:
Meeting ID: 210 869 6530
6:30 PM Introduction/Discussion
Please join our Zoom virtual meeting at this time to make sure your connection is working properly so you can fully enjoy the meeting, meet and greet fellow club members and guests. and learn about upcoming club activities,
7:00 PM Presentation: "The Life of Stars" by guest speaker Dr. Luisa Rubell, Research Scientist with CalTech-IPAC.
For our February club meeting presentation, the Local Group Astronomy Club is pleased to have Dr. Luisa Rebull as our guest speaker.
Here is a summary of Dr. Rubell's presentation and background:
Stars are said to have “lives” — they are “born," they burn hydrogen for most of their “lives”, and when they are done with their thermonuclear burning, they “die.” In this presentation, Dr. Rubell will provide a (brief) overview of this entire life cycle of stars.
Dr. Luisa Rebull is a research astronomer at the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) at Caltech-IPAC. She has always wanted to be an astronomer, ever since she was very little. She got her undergraduate degree in physics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and her graduate degrees in astronomy and astrophysics from the The University of Chicago. She has been on the science staff at IPAC since 2002. Her research focuses on the formation of young, low-mass stars all over our Galaxy (stars ~1 to 50 million years old) and in understanding how stellar rotation changes over the first billion years of a star's life.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!