Midday West Michigan: Supernovae: Terrifying to the ancients, fascinating today
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David Moore October 17, 2012 | WGVU 2012 has been THE year for celestial events. Meteor showers, rare planetary conjunctions, a Venus transit and eclipses were among the things that kept us gazing skyward.
This coming Saturday at Grand Rapids’ Schuler Books, an astronomer from Michigan State University will focus on an event we’re NOT likely to see anytime soon---but then again, nobody really knows.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore chats with Dr. Horace Smith, Professor of Astronomy at Michigan State University.
A supernova, he explains, marks the dramatic death of a star in a very violent explosion.
Dr. Horace Smith is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. His presentation, The Next Supernova in the Milky Way Galaxy, is this Saturday, 7p.m. at Grand Rapids Schuler Books on 28th Street SE.
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