Keck Lecture – First Light in the Universe

Join us for an astronomy talk on June 19 at the Kahilu Theater in Waimea…

First Light in the Universe: The End of the Cosmic Dark Ages
Dr. Michael Bolte from UC Santa Cruz
7:00pm, June 19th 2014
Kahilu Theater, Waimea
Free and open to the public

In the first several hundred million years after the Big Bang, the Universe was too hot for stars and galaxies to form. As the Universe cooled and its expansion slowed, gravity caused the first stars to collapse and re-light the Universe. Most theories suggest these first stars were unusual super-massive objects that evolved quickly and ended their lives in gigantic explosions. In this talk, Dr. Michael Bolte from UC Santa Cruz will discuss observations from Keck Observatory that identify the physical properties of the first stars based on the chemical elements they produced as they ended their lives.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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