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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars
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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2014 -- Jerelyn Ramirez -- Sun-like Stars

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  • 1. Sun Like Stars Jerelyn Ramirez Kansas Astronomical Observers
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  • 3. 3 Where are the Stars like our Sun? Are all the stars we see in the night sky like our Sun?
  • 4. 4 TYPES OF STARS IN OUR GALAXY 90% Healthy Stable 9% White Dwarfs 1% Giants
  • 5. 5 TYPES OF STARS IN OUR GALAXY 9% White Dwarfs 1% Giants Healthy Stable Stars 7% Yellow/ White
  • 6. 6 TYPES OF STARS IN OUR GALAXY 9% White Dwarfs 1% Giants Healthy Stable 7% Yellow/ White 4% Hot, Blue
  • 7. 7 TYPES OF STARS IN OUR GALAXY 9% White Dwarfs 1% Giants 4% Hot, Blue 7% Yellow/ White Healthy Stable 79% Cool Red
  • 8. 8 But what do we mostly see with just our eyes? 9% White Dwarfs 1% Giants 4% Hot, Blue 7% Yellow/ White Healthy Stable 79% Cool Red We see the giants We see the hot, bluish stars
  • 9. 9 Orion < Giant < Giant Giant > < Giant < Hot Bluish + Giant (Double star) < Giant Giant >
  • 10. 11 Triangle < Giant < Giant < Yellow: Giant + Blue: Hot Bluish (Double star - Albireo) < Giant < Hot Bluish < Giant Giant > < Hot Bluish Giant Hot Bluish >
  • 11. 13 Big Dipper& Polaris Big Dipper & Polaris < Giant < Mizar & Alcor: Both are Hot Bluish Polaris: Giant > Hot Bluish > < Hot Bluish Hot Bluish > < Hot Bluish Hot Bluish >
  • 12. 15 Cassiopeia < Giant < Giant Giant > < Giant < Hot Bluish Sun-like Star >
  • 13. 17 Cetus Tau Ceti >
  • 14. 19
  • 15. 20 Kepler Search Area Vega Deneb Altair March 6, 2009
  • 16. 21
  • 17. 22 How much of the Galaxy are we searching? How much of the Galaxy are we searchig? How much of the Galaxy did we search? Solar System here Image credit: NASA, STScI
  • 18. 23 How much of the Galaxy did we search? Solar System here Image credit: NASA, STScI
  • 19. 24 How much of the Galaxy did we search? Image credit: NASA, STScI Solar System here THIS MUCH !
  • 20. 25 Kepler would be searching an area about the size of Connecticut. Kepler Search Area Our whole Solar System would be this big Imagine, if you shrunk our solar system to a little larger than a quarter: How big an area is that? would span North America. Our Milky Way Galaxy
  • 21. You see less than 5% of the stars with an unaided eye. 26

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