Hotter Than Blue

Audience: 7th Grade-Adult

Total Time: 90 minutes – includes a planetarium show and a staff-led live sky tour.

Narrated by actor Nichelle Nichols, “Hotter Than Blue” deals with the life cycles and characteristics of extreme stars. These are stars that are so hot that they emit most of their light, or energy, in the ultraviolet, x- and gamma ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum. NASA scientists discuss specialized instruments and satellites needed to study these stars. Presentation explores temperature relationships to color and other processes at work in supernovae, gamma ray bursters, black holes and flare stars.