Last September, scientists discovered one of the closest supernovae that had been observed in decades in an area called the Pinwheel Galaxy. Just what is a supernova and how powerful can it be? Find out the answers to these questions when Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) presents “Supernovae: The Spectacular Deaths of Big Stars!” The show will be presented live on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 and 8:15 p.m. in the College’s Planetarium Sky Theater.
“This will be an opportunity to learn about historical supernovae, how they were formed and see some great photos,” says Pat Hanrahan, Planetarium director. “During the show, we will use a star projector to see where these supernovae were discovered and also discuss highlights of the current night sky.”
Admission for the general public is $2 and free for MHCC students. (Student identification required.) Parking permits are $3 per day and may be purchased with cash or coin (no change given), a debit card or a credit card at ticket kiosks located by the flagpoles and near the gym.