We had a great turnout for March’s Urban Astronomy session last week at the Sea Cadet’s Hall in Inverness. The indoor presentation massively benefited from our new giant screen, expertly erected by Robbie (pictured below). Here’s a selection of slides from my presentation on naked eye observing and the life of giant stars.
– Naked eye and binocular observing
– Satellites: Iridium Flares and ISS
– Colour, temperature and mass of stars
– The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
– Protostar formation from dark nebulae
– Main sequence burning and final fate of stars
– White dwarfs, supernovae, neutron stars and black holes.
As ever there were some superb questions during and after the talk. Stay tuned for upcoming events as myself and Caroline roll out the program.