17th Annual Spring Lecture Series

View of both Magellan telescopes with the Milky Way as a backdrop.

Stars Under the Microscope: Ancient Stardust in Meteorites
Dr. Larry Nittler
Staff Scientist, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution for Science

Some meteorites contain rare, tiny grains of dust that formed in the explosions of ancient stars and became part of the gas and dust cloud that formed our Solar System.  Dr. Nittler will discuss how he uses microscopic analyses to understand what these “presolar” stellar fossils tell us about the evolution and inner workings of stars, and the chemical history of the matter that became the Sun and planets.

More information about our Spring Lecture Series is available here.

Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:45pm