Starlight [S-16-56]

Presenter: Thomas Joshua, Joshua Thomas
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 3:30 PM 05/02
Status: CLOSED

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How do we know what we know about the universe? It turns out that light tells us almost everything we know about the universe – from what stars are made of, to why the sky is blue!

Joshua Thomas is an astrophysicist currently teaching physics and astronomy at Clarkson University. He studies binary stars, in particular the binary at the center of the Red Rectangle nebula. He is the director of Clarkson’s observatory and, along with doing his own research, he is training undergraduates to do their own astrophysical research.

NOTE: Suggested website: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html



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