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Novae – classical and recurrent

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18:30 – 21:30 15 Sep 2010
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Cavendish Colloquium Room, Faraday Building, Lancaster University, LA1 4YW

Speakers: Mark Rushton, UCLan

Ancient astronomers discovered stars that appeared suddenly and unexpectedly in the sky. These were often interpreted by astrologers as portents of war and famine. We now believe that most novae are thermonuclear eruptions on the surfaces of white dwarf stars.
A brief history of nova discoveries will be presented, along with an overview of the phenomenon.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Lancashire & Cumbria Branch
Contact details: Louise Butcher
Email: louise.butcher@iop.org

http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/north_west/lancashire/calendar/file_44557.pdf


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