A Closer Look: Machine Learning in Astronomy - What Information Lies Beyond What We See?

There are many mysteries in astronomy that have been unsolved for decades. As our computational abilities have improved astronomers have been able to solve certain problems. For other cases, however, the more we know the more questions we have. Questions about planets, stars, galaxies, and black holes could be solved if we approach them from a new perspective. Humans have a limited ability when it comes to detecting patterns that occur in these astronomical environments; so we turn to intelligent computer programs. We currently use machine learning programs to help predict space weather, solar flare activity, and to classify galaxies. In the future, many other astronomical fields could benefit from the use of probability in machine learning to gain an understanding of the science behind the unsolved mysteries.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fiske Planetarium and Science Center
2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

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Science & Technology, Space


Students, Alumni, General Public, Parents/Families, Staff, High School Students




$10 for Adults and $7 for Students, Children, and Seniors. CU Boulder Campus students are admitted FREE with valid & current student ID.

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