Thursday, 21st March 2019 at 7.30 p.m. "Stars: How They Live and Die" to be given by Phill Wallace, Cardiff Astronomical Society. Our talks - which finish no later than 9.30 p.m. - are usually held in Room T2.09 (the Trevithick Lecture Theatre) at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, The Queen's Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA - please click here BUT THIS TALK IS TO BE HELD IN PRINCE PHILIP LECTURE THEATRE, ROOM N/4.07
"Stars are the fundamental building block of the entire Universe and provide all of the heat and light needed to live, and also to see the wonders of the Universe. In their birth they can form new star systems and worlds with the possibility of life and in their death the largest of them provide the elements needed to make those new worlds. Understanding how stars live and die is a crucial part of physics and provides not only a better knowledge of space but also the possibility of completely changing our own world forever."
"I have loved space and the Universe since the age of three, when my grandmother bought me an "I Wonder Why" encyclopedia that had astronomy as its first section. Since then I've tried to learn and understand everything I could about the cosmos, to the delight of some of my teachers and the exasperation of others. I came to South Wales in 2010 to study astronomy at the University of South Wales and then, in 2015, I discovered CAS, joining the Committee soon after. In 2016, I became Chairman, and most recently in late 2018 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, possibly one of my proudest moments."