"Searching for Mysterious Stellar Eclipses in the Milky Way" lecture at the UW Planetarium Wednesday February 21, 2024

Monday, February 19, 2024

Join the Seattle Astronomical Society at the UW Planetarium Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

The speaker this month is Anastasios "Andy" Tzanidakis, who will be giving a special talk on "Searching for Mysterious Stellar Eclipses in the Milky Way".

RSVP here or on the website *Zoom link is available on the website link.

About Andy's Talk: The advent of modern all-sky observatories and surveys has led to a revolution in the way we classify different types of variables in the Milky Way. 
Andy will discuss the discovery of Gaia17bpp, an unusual star that currently holds the record for the longest recorded stellar eclipse. He will also be sharing some exciting research that is being conducted at DiRAC Institute to search for other anomalous stars.

Directions & Parking: Located at the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE Pacific Hwy, in the University District. The planetarium is on the second floor of the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium in room A220 at the far end of the hall.

The closest parking to the planetarium is the West Gatehouse. After 4pm, parking costs a flat rate of $6.50. The closest drop-off locations near the planetarium are the 30 minute load/unload zones located on W Stevens Way NE. 

For information on disability parking visit the disability parking webpage


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