As was the case last month, this month’s meeting will be in person but the program will be virtual. The program will be given by Solar System Ambassador Doug Lively:
The ancient Greeks often viewed stars (excluding planets) 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 of their own. This entertaining presentation will explore 10 Ways that stars (over their life cycles) can cause extinction, injury, and harm on Earth.
Doug Lively has been an Amateur Astronomer for 23+ years, he is a NASA / JPL Solar System Ambassador, has studied stellar evolution, and holds several national observing awards (including one for observing double stars). Additionally, he is a regular speaker at Astronomy Days for NC Museum of Natural Science, and other Astronomy Events around the Triangle.