Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM


How to Study the Stars

This presentation will be live at Martz-Kohl Observatory and available online via Zoom. You are encouraged to come to the observatory to meet Dr. Alexandra Yep, and the astronomy team at MKO, to join in what could be a lively Q&A after her talk. Tours will follow. Dress appropriately for the weather as if you were outside. If the weather permits, there will be public viewing opportunities.

Stars come in all shapes and sizes: Big powerful blue stars, small yet feisty red stars, strange pulsating yellow stars, and more. How do we know so much about stars? How did we go from seeing tiny points of light in the sky to knowing about red giants and supernovae? In this talk, intended for a general audience, Dr. Alexandra Yep will help us learn all about stars and the tools astronomers use to understand them.

Alex Yep is a poet turned astronomer. After earning her BFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston, MA, she jumped into the sciences, earning her MS in physics from California State University, Northridge, in 2016 and her Ph.D. in astronomy from Georgia State University in 2021. Dr. Yep now works as a visiting professor at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where she teaches physics and astronomy, researches young star clusters, and directs the Bradley Observatory.


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Time: July 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM, Eastern Time

Topic: Alexandra Yep
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