Frontiers Lectures: Searching for the Oldest Stars

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Frontiers Lecture: Searching for the Oldest Stars

Just as archaeologists study ancient artifacts on Earth, astronomers study the oldest observable stars in the universe. In this podcast, join MIT astronomer Anna Frebel for a firsthand account of the science of stellar archaeology. In this podcast, join MIT astronomer Anna Frebel for a firsthand account of the science of stellar archaeology. Blending her own research with recent findings in astronomy, Dr. Frebel explains how sections of the night sky are "excavated" in the hunt for for extremely rare relic stars and how this search reveals new details about the early history of the universe.

This lecture took place in the Hayden Planetarium on January 11, 2016. 

 

 

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Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment fund.