Supernova's: Ancient cosmic firework, from historical impact to their present day aftermath
- Thursday 17 October 2019
- Entrance: Special Guest Card, entrance ticket, friend of the museum
- Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Lange Sint Agnietenstraat 10
2312 WC Leiden
- Einstein room
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave and the Lorentz Center together organize the public lecture ‘Supernova’s: Ancient cosmic firework, from historical impact to their present day aftermath’.
To many people the night sky seems immutable, changing only as the sky appears to rotate above us, with the planets and the moon steadily wandering through the stars in fixed patterns. But we know now that the cosmos is far from the tranquil place it appears to be.
In this lecture Jacco Vink will describe the interest in supernovae and supernova remnants, and illustrate how the ancient records are important for a better understanding of supernova remnants.