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Meet the Scientist: Or Graur

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Discovery Room

"Biggish Bangs: What can supernovae teach us?"

Some stars end their lives in giant explosions called supernovae. Join Dr. Or Graur of New York University and the American Museum of Natural History to learn how to predict which stars will go out with a bang and which will flicker out slowly. Discover the fate of our Sun and learn how astronomers use these powerful phenomena to measure giant distances across the universe. 

Free passes are available the day of the program at the Discovery Room entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors aged 7 and older can chat with scientists and learn how they became interested in their fields. Contact for more details.

The Discovery Room was made possible by a grant from the Edward John Noble Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the Ralph M. Cestone Foundation, the Rose M. Badgeley Charitable Trust, Nora and Ted Weinreich, the V. and L. Marx Foundation, the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation, the Daneker Family, and the Larkin Family.