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“Dead Stars” September 24th at Ingram Planetarium
Ingram Planetarium will feature a special topics presentation titled “Dead Stars” at 7 pm on September 24 that will explore the life cycle of stars in the sky and the ways that our eyes may deceive us when it comes to understanding the cosmos. Each night, we are treated to countless stars above our heads – most of which look identical to the casual observer. Upon closer investigation, we discover that some stars in our sky are just being born deep inside stellar nurseries of clouds and gas while others are reaching the end of their long lives, possibly even approaching a catastrophic explosion giving new meaning to the saying “going out with a bang.” How do stars form and change over time, and why will all stars, including our Sun, eventually die? Join us to travel across the galaxy visiting stars at different stages in their lives as we hope to grasp a better understanding of the light that decorates our dark skies. Along our journey through space and time, we will explore how time itself plays a large role in the appearance of these stars. Are there stars we see each night that no longer exist? Are stars really the color they appear to be to us here on Earth? Join us for “Dead Stars” at Ingram Planetarium to find out. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.