The Top 10 Ways Stars Can Kill, Maim or Really, Really Hurt You
The ancient Greeks often viewed stars as stoic enduring markers fixed in a crystalline sphere that we know as the night sky. However, modern science has shown that this is hardly the case. On the contrary, stars are dynamic objects with motion and a life cycle of birth, existence and eventual death. This entertaining presentation will explore 10 ways that stars — over their life cycles — can cause extinction, injury and harm on Earth.
About our speaker
Doug Lively is a NASA / JPL Solar System Ambassador, has studied stellar evolution, and holds several national observing awards, including one for observing double stars. He has been an amateur astronomer for more than 23 years. He is a regular speaker at the Museum’s Astronomy Days, and at other Astronomy Events around the Triangle.