Thinking Out of the Lunch Box: “A Star is Born (But How Was it Made?)” with Keivan Stassun

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Watch video of the Dec. 5 Thinking Out of the Lunch Box lecture with Assistant Professor of Astronomy Keivan Stassun at the downtown Nashville Public Library.

Stassun discussed questions such as: what is the relationship between stellar birth and death? How might the violence of our Sun’s birth have shaped the environment in which life on Earth evolved? How nurturing, really, is Mother Nature when it comes to newborn stars?

Thinking Out of the Lunch Box is a series of lunchtime talks with a philosophical flavor hosted by David Wood, Centennial Professor of Psychology and sponsored by the Vanderbilt Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations in partnership with the Nashville Public Library. Learn more at

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