Small Stars in a Large Context: All Things White Dwarf

Small Stars in a Large Context: All Things White Dwarf by Dr. Don Winget

Dubbed "impossible stars," white dwarfs are the simplest stars with the simplest surface chemical compositions known-yet are very mysterious. The McDonald Observatory leads in investigating white dwarfs along several avenues: telescope observations, theory, and most recently, the making of star-stuff using the most powerful X-ray source on Earth at Sandia National Laboratory. Dr. Don Winget, one of the world's leading experts on white dwarfs, will examine the how studies of these stars can shed light on everything from the age of the Universe to the understanding of dark matter and dark energy. Sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory in celebration of their 75th anniversary with pre-lecture reception at 5 p.m.

NOTE: Special price for super secret members!

We would like to offer all Super Secret Science club members $5 off the regular ticket price. To receive the
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office or 713.639.4629. (Coupons not accepted online.)



 

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  • Winn

    Will the group sitting in any particular location of the theater?

    January 14, 2014

    • Teresa

      I couldn't find anyone.

      January 14, 2014

  • Winn

    Great talk! Thanks for posting John. Sorry I missed y'all at the talk. Try to see y'all at the next one.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Elizabeth M.

    Git stuck in traffic. Didn't make it. Sorry.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone reply to the cost of parking question? I recall going to that area during the holidays and it was $20.

    January 14, 2014

    • Teresa

      I'm bicycling there myself, but aren't they able to validate your parking there with ticket purchase? Seems I remember something like that.

      January 14, 2014

    • Daniel B.

      Unless there is an event at Hermann Park, parking is free for the lectures. For the event tonight, it will be free

      January 14, 2014

  • John M.

    I look forward to seeing you there. Also remember that the museum is right on the train route and about a 2 block walk from the station.

    January 14, 2014

  • John M.

    Parking for these evening events is FREE. I always park in the museum garage and it is unattended and no charge by the time people leave the lecture.

    January 14, 2014

  • Winn

    Does anyone know of a good place to park around the museum?

    January 13, 2014

  • Daniel B.

    Yes, you can buy the tickets at the door.

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Teresa

      How much are they?

      January 10, 2014

  • Teresa

    Can you buy your Tix at the door?

    January 10, 2014

  • John M.

    I will enter the reception as another event (no charge).

    January 9, 2014

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