June 21, 2023 Program Meeting

Topic: Stellar Evolution and the Origin of Elements

Speaker: Tim Thompson

In-person at the Mission Trails Regional Park visitor center and online with Zoom.

Tim will walk us through the history and physics of stellar evolution, starting with the big deal that everything we know about stars is derived from the light we see.

Tim Thompson holds an MS degree in Physics and enjoyed a career at JPL in the radio astronomy group. He has been president of the Astronomical society and is a popular speaker and docent at Mt. Wilson Observatory, where he has given a series of talks on astronomy, “Saturday Evening Talks and Telescopes with Tim Thompson.” In addition to his science career, he is a rated tournament chess player.

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