Dr. Michael Reed

NASA

Missouri State University Astronomy professor Mike Reed, likens his and his students research into vibrations of stars, to listening to a full orchestra play one long note, and picking out the sounds of individual instruments. 

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.