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A supernova is an astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion.

Join the Boise State Physics Department and Prof. Irwin Horowitz from College of Western Idaho to learn about the theoretical understanding of the most violent and energetic events in the universe as well as the observational support for these models and see Dr. Horowitz “blow up a star”!

The event will take place on Friday, July 7 and start at 7:30PM in the Multipurpose Classroom Building, room 101 on Boise State’s campus. After Prof. Horowitz’s presentation, we will head to the top of Brady Street Parking Garage to stargaze.