What happens after a star dies? Nothing much apparently. After a star exhausts the fuel necessary to sustain an outward pressure from its core, it goes through a process that ends its life and leave behind a stellar corpse. What happens to stellar corpses is seldom discussed in astronomy classes. I was inspired to teach a class at Yale SPROUT on exactly that. However, I do not wish to merely lecture, but also encourage and facilitate a discussion on the roles that these stellar remnants perform in the Universe.

I’d also like to say that the astronomy class was great. And by great, I mean it was phenomenal, and that you should definitely teach the class again next time! You covered a lot of base in the time that we had, and you also taught me how to calculate distance using absolute and apparent brightness, which came up on a test of mine not even 10 days later, so thank you so much for THAT as well!

— Student (Anonymous)

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Hi there, I’m Jerrick.

I’ve created this site as a way to document the various projects I’ve embarked on in my life so far. I’m avidly interested on astronomy, philosophy, and education, and love the utmost on the intersection of all of them.

weejerrick@aya.yale.edu