Past Events

Gravitational Waves: Sirens of the Universe

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June 23, 2020

C.J. Woodford June 23rd, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Get an up-close and personal take on the several Gravitational Waves discoveries that have changed science for the better. Starting with the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015, the LIGO-VIRGO collaboration and...

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Wonder and Awe in Astronomy

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June 18, 2020

Dylan Jow June 18th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) The heavens have captured the imagination of all cultures and civilizations since the beginning of human history. Carried out in part by today’s modern astronomers, interpreting the stars is part of our...

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Connect with Mi’kmaw Moons—A Two-Eyed Seeing Project

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June 16, 2020

Dave Chapman (RASC Halifax Centre) & Cathy LeBlanc (Acadia First Nations) June 16th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) The Mi’kmaw Moons Project is a volunteer collaboration by RASC Fellow Dave Chapman (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) and Mi’kmaw cultural interpreter Cathy LeBlanc (Newcombville,...

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Cosmos From Your Couch: Ask Us Anything!

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June 02, 2020

June 2nd, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Do you have a question for one of our astronomers? Our expert team will be live on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm EDT for a “Cosmos From Your Couch” – Q and A edition!...

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Odyssey of the Voyagers

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May 26, 2020

Dr, Ilana MacDonald May 26th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Over 40 years ago, two small spacecraft left the Earth to go on an incredible journey through our solar system. Their mission was to visit the four giant planets orbiting around...

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Tension in the Expanding Universe

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May 19, 2020

Emily Tyhurst May 19th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) What happens when scientists disagree on a measurement? The Hubble constant, the number which describes the expansion of the universe, can be measured from the cosmic microwave background, and from supernova data....

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Adaptive Optics

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May 12, 2020

Dr. Masen Lamb May 12th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) The twinkling in stars has long captured the imagination of humanity, acting as a doorway to the night sky for many and even serving as the focus for a classic children’s...

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A Picture in 1000 Words: The Whirlpool Galaxy

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May 08, 2020

Dr. Mubdi Rahman May 8th, 2020, 4:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) In this episode of A Picture in 1000 words, we’re heading to one of our most photogenic galactic neighbours, the Whirlpool Galaxy. We’ll be taking a look at a classic Hubble...

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Archaeoastronomy

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May 05, 2020

Dr. John Percy May 5th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Archaeoastronomy can be defined as “the study of how people in the past have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they used these phenomena, and what role the sky played...

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A Picture in 1000 Words: Hubble’s Cosmic Reef

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May 01, 2020

Dr. Mubdi Rahman May 1st, 2020, 4:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) In this episode of A Picture in 1000 words, we’re leaving our galaxy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th anniversary. We’ll be taking a look a special image released for...

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