The Royal Jordanian Geographical Center organized a lecture on Sunday, 27/1/2019, entitled “Composition and Evolution of Stars” presented by Dr. Osama Shalabiea, Department of Astronomy – Space Science and Meteorology – Cairo University.
In the first part, Dr. Shalabiea, described the basic principles of astrophysics, and star formations and their properties, colors, surface temperature, diameter, radiation distribution…
In the second part, he talked about the evolution of the stars and their phases, from birth to death, through its youth phase (fusion of hydrogen), and to the final stages of the red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. While in the final part, he showed some mathematical models which used to study the stars and their internal structure .
In his lecture Dr. Shalabiea encouraged the audience specially those who are still in their schooling and graduate studies to specialize in this branch of science as it considered to be the most important branch in time to come. Dr. Shalabiea expressed his deep pleasure to visit Jordan, the Royal Jordanian Geographical Center , Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education and Jordanian Astronomical Society. The Director General of the Royal Jordanian Geographical Center, Brigadier General Dr. Awni Al-Khasawneh said that the center is keen to attract scientist and experts, especially in the field of astronomy and space sciences technology.
As a General director of the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Dr. Al-Khasawneh explains the importance of space science and astronomy and encouraged the audience to keep in touch with the latest developments in the technology of space science and astronomy pointing that this field become an urgent need to promote the economic and scientific knowledge of our daily lives.
Dr. Al-Khasawneh expressed his deep grateful to Dr. Shalabiea for this lecture, and his research contributions in astronomy and astrophysics. He wished for more cooperation with Cairo University.