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Astronomy on Tap: Star Today, Gone Tomorrow
August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
THIS MONTH we will be joined by Dr. Melissa Graham*, who will speak about her research on what happens to stellar siblings when one of them explodes. We’ll also hear from Professor Eric Bellm* about the groundbreaking discoveries made by the Zwicky Transient Facility!
This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! There will be a food truck at the event, but outside food is also welcome.
Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.
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Speaker 1: Dr. Melissa Graham
Title: Messy Siblings: Supernovae in Binary Systems
Dr. Graham currently works in the UW Astronomy Department as a Project Science Analyst for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Her main research focus is supernovae.
Speaker 2: Professor Eric Bellm
Title: Old Telescope, New Tricks!
Eric Bellm is a faculty member in Astronomy at the University of Washington, where he helps develop two major time-domain surveys: the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). He hunts for hidden neutron star and black hole binaries in the resulting catalogs of billions of stars.t