University of Calgary

PHAS Colloquium Series

Submitted by gzannet on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:17am.
Nov 21 2014 - 4:00pm
Nov 21 2014 - 5:00pm
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Speaker: 
Hans-Peter Loock, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University
Location: 
Science B, Room 142

PHAS Colloquium Series

Submitted by gzannet on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:12am.
Nov 14 2014 - 4:00pm
Nov 14 2014 - 5:00pm
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Speaker: 
Valery Milner, Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia
Location: 
Science B, Room 142

PHAS Colloquium Series

Submitted by gzannet on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:03am.
Nov 7 2014 - 4:00pm
Nov 7 2014 - 5:00pm
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Speaker: 
Nick Loebel, Ondine Biomedical
Location: 
Science B, Room 142

Partial Solar Eclipse

Submitted by jihowse on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:05pm.
Oct 23 2014 - 3:30pm
Oct 23 2014 - 4:30pm
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Speaker: 
Dr. Jeroen Stil, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Location: 
Green space area 7
Public Observing Event

Dragons, wolves and wizards are just some of the supernatural characters associated with the many mythologies centered on eclipses. The partial solar eclipse on Thursday October 23 is a great opportunity for you to step outside and see this incredible natural phenomenon for yourself. The department of Physics and Astronomy is setting up on campus in greenspace area 7 with solar observing telescopes and handing out solar glasses to view the eclipse.

Warning it is not safe to look directly at the sun, please only view the eclipse through a filtered telescope or with solar glasses.

If there is cloudy skies, we cannot see the eclipse, so if there is inclement weather the event will be cancelled.

Dark Night Star Light Open House

Submitted by jihowse on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:03pm.
Nov 15 2014 - 8:00pm
Nov 15 2014 - 11:00pm
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Speaker: 
Roland Dechesne, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Calgary Chapter
Location: 
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Preserving the wilderness of the night sky is an important mission of astronomers. This is the easiest form of pollution to mitigate, yet light abatement is the one of the most misunderstood. Join us to learn more about the dark night sky and what can be viewed with the benefit of properly designed lighting.

The open house event will also feature access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society.  Attendees will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and Astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.

The evening will kick off with a presentation on what’s up the sky.

Entrance $20 per car or $10 per person

Mysterious Space Open House

Submitted by jihowse on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:59pm.
Oct 25 2014 - 8:00pm
Oct 25 2014 - 11:00pm
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Speaker: 
Dr. Phil Langill, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Location: 
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Fact is more incredible that fiction, but there is so much more discover in the universe beyond our little blue planet. Learn more about our interstellar neighbourhood and the pros and cons of interstellar travel. A fun evening of science fiction readings at the RAO is planned. Wear your Sci Fi costume and enter our costume contest. This is an all ages event.

In the sky – The eye of Medusa will be watching you from the Perseus constellation.

The open house event will also feature access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society.  Attendees will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and Astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.

The evening will kick off with a presentation on what’s up the sky.

Entrance $20 per car or $10 per person