Brentwood Library: Supernovae - Witnessing Cosmic Explosions

Yvette Cendes
Yvette Cendes, PhD candidate in astronomy at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy. But how does a supernova happen? What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way?

In this talk, Yvette Cendes will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe. She will also discuss the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.

Drop-in program. First come, first seated.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Toronto Public Library
Location: 36 Brentwood Road North, Toronto, ON  M8X 2B5