Sagan Day: Great Old Ones -- What the Most Ancient Stars Can Tell Us about the Early Universe

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Building 2, 2-190
182 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff."
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

In celebration of Carl Sagan Day 2018, the Secular Society of MIT presents a special talk by MIT astrophysics professor Anna Frebel. Dr Frebel's research focuses on the chemistry and physics of the early universe, examining the oldest existing stars for clues regarding the formation and destruction of the first generation of stars, in which the first heavier elements were forged. She will talk about some of her exciting findings, and their implications for our understanding of the evolution of the universe.

WHEN: Wednesday, NOV/14, 7:15pm
WHERE: 2-190 (1st Floor, 182 Memorial Drive,

Free entry. Free apple pie and mocktail cosmos.
The event will be photographed and recorded.

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Also, join us out in Wellesley, MA, on NOV/10 for a public talk and telescopic sky viewing. Details at
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