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Science Weekend – An evening of exoplanets

Illustration of an exoplanet

This past week the University of Guelph physics department in collaboration with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Montreal Centre and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the Université de Montréal spent an evening discussing the latest news and research in the exciting field of exoplanets.

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How to see the great Jupiter and Saturn conjunction

The great Jupiter - Saturn conjunction of December 21, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn are in the midst of a great planetary dance, one which from Earth will result in the two planets appearing side by side in the night sky culminating in the great planetary conjunction on December 21. Even if the skies aren’t clear where you are, you’ll be able to virtually watch the event.

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Will the World End in 2012? The Astronomical Evidence

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell gave the Helen Sawyer Hogg Lecture at the RASC General Assembly on June 30, 2012, entitled “Will the world end in 2012? The astronomical evidence”. Burnell is a British astrophysicist who discovered the first radio pulsars with her then thesis supervisor Antony Hewish.

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The Future Direction of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Podcast)

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) recently held its annual general assembly in Fredericton between July 1-4. One key event at the general assembly was an open forum and panel discussion titled “Boldly Navigating Where no one has Gone Before: The Future of the RASC in the 21st Century. The panel discussion was recorded for the Starizona’s Let’s Talk Stars radio programme hosted by …

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RASC Issues Green Laser Pointer Usage Information

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada issued the following information for its members. Over the last decade the striking ethereal glow of Green Laser Pointers (GLPs) has become a familiar sight at astronomy education and public outreach (EPO) events, from star parties for beginners to sky-at-night tours around astronomical installations. With the beam of a GLP an astronomy educator can direct an audience unerringly to …

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