|Starts:||19:30 18 Sep 2014|
|Ends:||21:00 18 Sep 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public, Post 16|
Prof. Albert Zijlstra– Director, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Planetary nebulae: reflections of the dying Sun
The Sun will not live forever. Several billion years from now, it will expand into a red giant, engulfing Mercury and Venus, before ejecting much of its own material in a catastrophic wind. The ejecta will create a planetary nebula: a beautiful shell of gas. Several thousand planetary nebulae are known in the Galaxy.
They show a wide range of structures: some are round, but the majority are elliptical, butterfly, bipolar or even quadrupolar, or just irregular. How these structures form is not well understood. This talk will explore the diversity of planetary nebulae and investigate what they can tell us about how the Sun will die.
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Tickets – Adult £8.00, Concession £6.00. Please call 01477 571 766 to book tickets.
Our award winning cafe will be serving delicious pre-lecture dinners. Take a look at our exclusive menu and indulge in an evening treat. Sittings are at 6.00pm, 6.15pm 6.30pm and 6.45pm.
Call 0161 306 9591 to book. The cafe will be open for light refreshments to non diners.
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