Astronomer Looks For Stars That Break the Pattern

Jan 7, 2016

Dr. Michael Reed
Credit Missouri State University

Dr. Michael Reed looks at stars. To be more specific, he and his team study stars to find out what makes them tick. His current research encompasses both exoplanet detection and the study of interacting binary systems.

Mike comes to the studio to discuss his work, and help us see the beauty in the heavens. He goes over the general background of a star’s life and then details his efforts to learn how pairs of stars are behaving in ways that don’t always seem to add up.