February Club Meeting

Sunday, February 9, 2020

This month's PVSG meeting will be held Monday, February 10th, in room 310 at John Bapst High School, 100 Broadway, Bangor, ME at 6:30 pm.

Guest speaker Russel Pinizotto, Ph D., from Southern Maine Astronomers, will be giving a presentation about:                                  

The Color of Stars 

An amazing amount of information can be gleaned from stars by breaking their light into its component colors. We can learn a star's mass, its point in its lifecycle, and its future fate. Spectroscopy is a powerful tool that has even been used to tell us about the fate of the Universe! One of the most useful of all scientific charts, the Hertzprung-Russell diagram, is based on the colors of stars. This talk will briefly discuss the HR Diagram to allow amateur observers to appreciate the colors of the stars they observe in the eyepiece.


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