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1 min read 14 Dec 2019

Astrophiz 80: Dr JJ Eldridge – Binary Stars

Astrophiz 80: Dr JJ Eldridge – Binary Stars

Astrophiz brand cover feat. JJ Eldrige standing in front of a binary star structure

Introduction

In this fabulous episode, we are speaking with Dr. JJ Eldridge, who is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland.

Their general research concerns the lives and deaths of stars and particularly the effects of binary interactions on the lives of binary stars and how these change the appearance of galaxies, alter the rates of different types of supernovae and impact on gravitational wave events.

Then for observers and astrophotographers Dr. Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave, in ‘What’s Up Doc’, tells us what to look for in the morning, evening & night skies. And then Ian takes us on an astronomical tangent to talk about a ‘stream’ of 309 stars discovered by the Gaia spacecraft arcing out from Omega Centauri, and the tails and material shedding from Asteroid Gault.

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