ONLINE: A Look at the Universe's Binary Systems

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We don't have the use of the clubhouse and we wouldn't want to use it until the shelter-in-place order is lifted anyway. But the night sky is still there, and there's still lots to learn. So we'll do this online.

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Come join us for our monthly Astronomy talk!

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Topic: A Look at the Universe's Binary Systems
Speaker: Emre Yavuz

Description:
More than half of all observed star systems are binaries, and their importance goes far beyond simply their prevalence. Through observing these orbiting celestial bodies, astronomers can measure the mass, temperature, size, and orbit of stars, along with their astronomical distance, providing crucial information to support today's astronomers. In addition, binary systems have the opportunity to produce fascinating combinations, uniting main-sequence stars with pulsars and white dwarfs with black holes to produce some of astronomy's most fascinating phenomenon. Within the talk, examine how we identify binary star systems, delve deeper into their amazing importance to astronomy, be amazed by some of the Universe's most bizarre events produced within these systems and what their interactions tell us, and finally find out how you can begin observing binary stars and helping modern astronomers with their research!

Speaker Bio:
Student and researcher with a deep interest in Astrophysics, Mathematics, and Data Science. Emre has performed academic research in applying deep learning methods to remote sensing applications such as SAR, Computed Tomography, and Disaster relief, along with utilizing AI for identifying eclipsing binaries and transiting exoplanets from light curves.