Video transcript of meeting
Vera Rubin Observatory Zoom Presentation Wed February 10th at 7:30PM
The UVic Observatory Open House invites you to a Zoom Presentation by Dr. Zeljko Ivezic entitled “The Greatest Movie of All Time“. As Project Scientist and Deputy Director of Construction of the Rubin Observatory and he will provide detailed insight into the design and construction of this absolutely fascinating telescope.
To Join the Zoom Meeting click the following link:
Meeting ID: 935 9678 6035
How to Photograph ISS: A tutorial by Abdur Anwar
Edmonton RASCal Abdur Anwar continues to capture amazing images of the International Space Station by manually tracking his Celestron 8 Inch Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope. He has developed a very interesting and useful You Tube tutorial on not only how to locate and photograph the ISS but also how to process the image using 3 powerful programs call PPIP, AutoStakkert3 and Registax. Abdur suggests that a Dobsonian telescope may also be well suited for this task. Check out Abdur’s tutorial here: https://youtu.be/GSXRoo2c0s8
Ice Sculpture Poses with Aurora at Minus 39
Edmonton RASCal Warren Findlay braved frigid temperatures to capture a beautiful image of the aurora and ice sculpture at the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87433604@N05/50919180086/in/dateposted-public/
Fascinating JPL Documentary Series
Chris Gainor recommended a very interesting series of documentaries on the role of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the Space Age. If you are a fan of the history rocket and spacecraft technology then beware before clicking the following link. It is binge worthy.
Astronomy today, Framing the Future: Thurs, Feb 11th at 4PM PDT
Dark matter. Humans on the Moon. Black holes and exoplanets. They’re hot topics in the news, and it just so happens women are discussing them. Join us for a panel discussion that passes the Bechdel Test, bringing four great Canadian minds together to talk about observational astronomy, cosmology, astroparticle theory, planetary geology and the future of science that is out of this world.
The panel is presented by The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and SkyNews. Hosted and moderated by SkyNews editor-in-chief Allendria Brunjes and RASC outreach co-ordinator Jenna Hinds, RASC Next Gen committee chair Emilie Laflèche and RASC Diversity and Inclusivity committee chair Roland Dechesne will be moderating audience discussion.
Register here to attend on Zoom, or watch live on our YouTube channel.