DDO Astronomy Night: The Life Cycle of Massive Stars with Adaeze Ibik (ONLINE)

The Life Cycle of Massive Stars
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This talk will explore the evolution of massive stars, starting from their birth to how they end their life in the form of a supernova. A supernova explosion is one of the brightest explosions in the Universe and studying it reveals the history of the exploded star. We make use of different telescopes that can see different colors of light to investigate the explosion and its remnants. Exploring the techniques that astronomers apply in figuring out this information from supernova is really exciting.

Adaeze Ibik is a PhD student in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. She is from the eastern part of Nigeria in Africa where she earned her Bachelors and Masters in Physics, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Due to her passion for STEM development in Africa, she is one of the instructors for PASEA (Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers) which is a biannual event across Africa. She has also been involved with lots of other science outreach projects and science communication in Africa and Canada. As a student, she spends most of her time studying the explosions in the universe such as Fast Radio Bursts and Supernova using different types of telescopes such as CHIME. One of the reasons for her research is to understand the universe and create awareness of our origin as humans through science communication.

Registration is per family. Deadline to register for this program is Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:00pm. Prior to the start of the program you will be emailed information on the virtual program links and any specific information relating to your program.

Who can attend: Ages 10 and up
Fee: $12.50
Registration: ActiveRH
Organized by: RASC, Toronto Centre