Past Events

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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Our Galactic Home: The Milky Way Galaxy

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April 30, 2020

Dr. Gwendolyn Eadie April 30th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Have you ever been to a place with almost zero light pollution, and seen the beautiful band of stars that spans across the night sky? The feeling of awe at this...

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Planets Under Construction: How to Study a Million Year Process

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April 28, 2020

Dr. Nienke van der Marel April 28th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Planets around other stars, also called exoplanets, are seen everywhere! In the last 25 years, thousands of exoplanets have been found throughout the Milky Way. How do we find these...

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