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Online Open Dome - The Colours of Stars

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Explore the physics behind stellar colours, our own vision and have another look at terms for stars such as Red Dwarfs or Giants. Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in this month's talk on Stellar Colours - Where are the Green Stars.

  • From: Thursday 29 July 2021, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 29 July 2021, 9 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 29 July 2021, 8.00 pm
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Stars scatter our dark skies and twinkle to our eyes in their white light. We notice only some to have an orange or even red colour. Our Sun shines in a yellow light. So do stars have an actual colour? Are there green stars?

We struggle to see colours of stars at night with our eyes, but looking through a telescope or capturing images using cameras changes this. The sky suddenly seems filled with colour. Is this just a trick of the imaging system and filters we use, or are these real. Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in this month's talk on Stellar Colours - Where are the Green Stars where we will explore the physics behind stellar colours, our own vision and reviewing terms for stars such as Red Dwarfs or Giants.

Given the current situation and NTU response, this event is not taking place as a public NTU event. However, Dr D Brown (NTU) will provide an online talk on this topic to everyone who is booked onto this event. A link to the material on YouTube will be emailed to everyone who has booked in their confirmation email. We will be happy to answer questions posted as response to the video over the following days. So do keep booking onto this event. If you haven't booked you might need to wait a while before you can see it.

Location details

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton
Nottingham

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