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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Physical Sciences Building, Room 120
245 East Avenue
2018 Yervant Terzian Lectures in Astrophysics
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
"When Stars Die: What We’ve Learned"
Planetary nebulae show beautiful shapes that have captured the attention of the astronomers ever since they were first discovered. A large fraction of stars end their lives producing a planetary nebula, and the same fate is expected for the Sun. At present a large number of these objects have been identified, and many of their properties are known; however, there are still many attributes to be unveiled. I will review the different steps that have taken place to understand these amazing objects.