Laura Vican

BA Candidate in Astronomy, Columbia University

Our Eclipsing Universe

Eclipsing systems can be found throughout our universe. From our own solar system to the farthest reaches of space, these phenomena have been a source of wonder and fascination. I will demonstrate the way that solar and lunar eclipses operate in our local neighborhood. Then we will travel far into space to see how eclipses can tell us about distant binary stars and how they can even be used to detect planets!