Interested in hearing about space science and astronomy from experts? The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and SkyNews have teamed up to co-host the Speaker Series online, bringing those in the know to your screen.
Hosted by RASC executive director Phil Groff and SkyNews managing editor Allendria Brunjes, the Speaker Series focuses on important issues and hot topics in the skies. A public Q&A follows each talk.
New speakers, talk abstracts and links will be posted here as they become available. You can also sign up here to receive notifications and the link when a new session is about to start.
Canadian Women in Astronomy
Friday, May 8, 2020
7 p.m. EDT
A brief history of some of the important women actively involved in the advancement of amateur and professional astronomy and astrophysics in Canada over the last century.
Heather Laird is a RASC national member and volunteer, formerly a director on the national board. She also volunteers her time as one of the directors of the ambassador program for the American Association of Variable Star Observers. Still relatively new to observing and astronomy, however, her passion for the science, history, theory and physics motivates her to continue learning as much a possible. Joining Laird is RASC archivist Randall Rosenfeld.
Truth at the Eyepiece
Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:00 p.m. EDT
Join RASC archivist Randall Rosenfeld as he explores why hand-drawn astronomical pictures look odd to us, and the implications for what “truth at the eyepiece” may really mean. More details here.
Apollo 13: The Flight That Failed
April 13, 2020
30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope
April 24, 2020