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Hangout with Astronomers

Published: 9 November 2016

Have an interest in astronomy? Got some burning questions or want to find out about the latest astronomical research?

This Thursday night academics from the UK and US will be hosting an online astronomy chat, using Google Hangouts.

In the Hangout, Professor Malcolm Coe, an astronomer in Physics and Astronomy at the University, will be joining forces with his American astronomy peers, to discuss a recent paper they have collaborated on.

In the paper, they discuss how they use NASA’s Fermi telescope to search for double (binary) star systems that emit Gamma-rays in our galaxy, the Milky Way. In this case however their search turned up a luminous Gamma-ray binary system outside of our galaxy, in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

Anyone is welcome to take part in the hangout, all the details of how to join will be given in the Deep Astronomy Facebook page. The Hangout will run from 8pm GMT on Thursday 10 November.

The six Astronomers taking part are:

  • Professor Malcolm Coe - University of Southampton
  • Tony Darnell, Carol Christian, Robin Corbet, Joey Coley - University of Maryland and Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Laura Chomiuk – Michigan State

Want to find out a bit more about the research before the online chat? NASA recently posted some footage of this exciting research.

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