Science Sundays: "The Birth and Death of Stars in Galaxies"

November 29, 2023

Science Sundays: "The Birth and Death of Stars in Galaxies"

Where do stars and planets come from? New observations with the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s groundbreaking new James Webb Space Telescope, and the giant radio telescope ALMA reveal galaxies in stunning detail, breaking them apart into individual star clusters and nebulae. These reveal a complex, dynamic cycle of star birth and death that is constantly playing out across the Universe. In this talk, Prof. Adam Leroy will show these new observations and describe how they reveal a complex ecosystem operating within galaxies, one that is at once violent and delicately balanced.

Adam Leroy is a professor in the Department of Astronomy at Ohio State and a member of the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs via the link below are requested, but not required to attend. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.


Science Sundays is a free lecture series open to the public that provides a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in science that touch our everyday lives. Speakers are experts in their fields from on campus and around the world with experience in making their topics interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages, with or without a science background.

Each lecture is followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 p.m. at the Ohio Staters Traditions Room in the Ohio Union.

If you have questions about accessibility or wish to request an accommodation for a disability please contact John Beacom (; 614-247-8102).  With advance notice of two weeks, we can generally provide seamless access.

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