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Night Vision—The Lives of Stars

Posted February 20, 2019 - by Johnny Rasmussen

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Cassiopeia A, a supernova remnant in the constellation Cassiopeia.
Cassiopeia A, a supernova remnant in the constellation Cassiopeia. Supernovas are one way in which a star's life can end. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

A lot of time can be spent looking at the stars. Even more time can be spent studying the stars. The word "astronomy" even starts with the Latin word for star, Aster.

What can be learned from these distant points of light? Where do they come from? Will our star eventually become a black hole and devour our planet? Or are they just fireflies stuck on that blackish blue thing?

Star Theater Technician, Johnny, will have the answers to these questions and more in our next Night Vision presentations on Thursday, February 21st, and Saturday, February 16th, at 6:45 PM. Tickets are just $2.00 per person for the public, and free for members of Clark Planetarium. Get your tickets now.