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Supernova Chat 13 Sept at 4:00PM ET

Supernova 2011fe has been gaining a lot of interest, and not just among astronomers, either! News of SN 2011fe made "The News Hour" for instance.

Do you want to know why supernova explode?  What's the difference between a Type II and a Type Ia, or Ib, or Ic?  How can supernovae help us to understand the age of the universe? How do you get accurate photometry of supernova in the midst of the galactic background? Just what the heck does a "standard candle" mean and what does it have to do with the largest known explosions still happening in the universe?

This Tuesday afternoon, 13 September, at 4:00PM ET (8:00PM UT) you can have these and other questions answered interactively as Dr. Michael W. Richmond will be our guest for an AAVSO Chat on Supernova and Supernova Photometry.

You can connect to the AAVSO Chatroom via any client by going to, port 6667. You can also join us via just you web browser by seeing the link at on our chat page.

We hope to see you Tuesday at 4:00PM for an explosive discussion!

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