What are star clusters? A talk on Friday, 21st February 2020

Hello, Astronomers!

This week, we’ll be looking at star clusters, and why they are amongst the jewels of our night skies.

Come down, and find out what open and globular clusters are, and what makes Omega Centauri so special. We’ll also be discussing how stars evolve and interact within clusters, and as always, there’s an observation session afterwards! See you tomorrow, at YIH Training Room 2, 7 pm!

Furthermore, in light of the advisory earlier this evening from the Office of the Provost, we will be conducting a meeting tomorrow during session. This will be to decide future conducts of NUSAS sessions. 

Do come down and let us know what you think, and how we should manage the situation of COVID-19. The 2-metre rule will be enforced during the meeting as well.

See you there!

😵💀👻 What happens after stars die? Join us on 14th February 2020

Hello, Astronomers!

This week, our topic will be Dead Stars: what occupies the graveyards of the night sky? Find out why weird things like black holes, magnetars and novae are much more eerie than any haunted house you might visit, and how they got there in the first place! The session will be conducted at the YIH Training Room 2, at 7 pm this Friday!

See you there, and clear skies!

How do stars begin and spend their lifetimes? Find out with us on 7th February 2020!

Hello, Astronomers!

Our next session tomorrow (Friday, 7th Feb) will discuss how stars—those tiny points of light in the night sky, and the bright one you see every day—form and evolve over their lifetimes! Come down and find out what a supernova is, what a hypernova is, and what might happen to the Earth, five billion years from now. Some stars end with a bang, and others with a little poof, and we will discover why, tomorrow.

The session will be conducted in the YIH Training Room 2, at 7pm; we hope to see you there!

Clear skies!