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January 11, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Old Main #0209 | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

This Friday we are hosting Professor Ed Cackett (WSU) for a special lecture on Neutron Stars. This is NOT a planetarium show, it is a lecture being held in the planetarium.

Professor Cackett will discuss neutron stars, a type of stellar remnant that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star during a supernova event. Neutron stars and black holes are among the most exotic objects in the universe; studying them gives us access to exotic realms that we can’t explore on Earth. A lump of neutron star matter the size of a sugar cube would weigh as much as all humanity, and the stars have magnetic fields a trillion times Earth’s.

This free public science lecture will last approximately one hour, after which we will offer an optional 30-minute star-talk about the current night sky in the planetarium for those that wish to stay.

This lecture is being held as part of the International Astronomical Union's celebration of 100 hours of astronomy. Across the globe, hundreds of astronomy-related events will be held January 10-13. To learn more about these events see: https://www.iau-100.org/events

For more information about this event, please contact Megan McCullen at 3135776455 or mccullen@wayne.edu.