"Going Out in Style: How Sun-like Stars End Their Lives"
Stars like our sun will end their lives in a spectacular display of light. Space telescopes like Hubble provide unprecedented details of these displays and help us piece together the history and future of the lives of stars. Dr. Montez will provide a guided tour of some of his favorite Hubble images of stars at the end of their lives and explain the impact space telescopes have had on our understanding of how stars die.
Bio: Rodolfo Montez Jr. is an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian where he supports the NASA Great Observatory mission known as the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Dr. Montez has made numerous scientific contributions to the study of dying stars using space-based observations by Hubble and Chandra, as well as, ground-based observations from telescopes in Hawaii and Chile.