Monday 9 April 2018
Speaker: Chris Sweetman, Macclesfield Astronomical Society
The evolution of stars and their life span involves many phases, processes and factors that have a bearing on the duration and eventual outcome for them. This talk covers how it is thought stars are born and where, what happens through their varied life spans and the eventual end phases that stars go through.
Like most members of MaccAstro, Chris is an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. He was a Royal Air Force trained aircraft radar engineer, computer engineer with Ferranti Commercial Computers Division at Wythenshawe and later changed to working as communications network consultant, project manager and team manager in global networking company. Given his radar training and lifelong interest in physics and space, he joined MaccAstro in 2011 and quickly became involved in the outreach activities of the Society, and 2 years ago took the role of Outreach Coordinator.
MaccAstro Outreach is a voluntary activity, which provides 30 or more visits a year to Scout and Guide groups, schools, adult education courses and Star Parties for Jodrell Bank and Teggs Nose Rangers.
All welcome, no charge.
Talk starts 6.30pm. Arrive early to be sure of a seat.