Pint of Science: The secret lives of stars

Alison Sills
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

What can we learn from a group of stars that were born at the same time? Join Dr. Alison Sills, Professor and Dr. Paolo Bianchini, Postdoctoral Fellow, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster University, for a starry night.

Secrets from Stellar Nurseries: The Early Lives of Star Clusters

We know that stars are born out of large clouds of gas and dust. Most stars are born in groups. But what happens next? Do the siblings stick together, moving through the universe together all their lives, or do they disperse and move out of their birth neighbourhood as soon as they can? What influence do they have on their nursery cloud? What if another family of stars is born right next door -- do they get together? Using a combination of observations and simulations, I will explore what we know about the early evolution of star clusters.

Doors Open: 4:30 pm

Who can attend: 19+
Fee: Free (donations welcome)
Tickets: Online
Organized by: Pint of Science Canada
Location: West Town Bar & Grill, 214 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4B4