Jason Shilling Kendall: Citizen Astronomer

William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Introductory Astronomy Lecture Series
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Astronomy Lesson 59: Star Clusters and Stellar Evolution

Star clusters are elegant and pretty things to see in a telescope, but that's not the whole story. We know that stars must change as they run out of hydrogen to burn in their cores, and those deep changes in the core of stars have observable consequences. So, we use HR Diagrams to map the changes and enormous computer simulations to test the physics.

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