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Open House - Quantum Technology

Date & Time:
March 25, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location:
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
Speaker:
Neil Sinclair, dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary

"Quantum Technology- Putting the weird to work"
 
Quantum physics predicts extraordinary phenomena such as entanglement, and describes how nature works at the smallest scales. Neil Sinclair will discuss how some scientists are harnessing these weird predictions to develop new technology that could impact our everyday lives.

The evening will kick off with a history minute honouring 150 years of Astronomical research in Canada, then a presentation on what’s up the sky by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Calgary Centre.

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

In the sky – Mars and Jupiter will be visible in the west and the east creating bookends for a dark spring night.

The entrance fee is $20 per car OR $10 per person. All proceeds go towards the RAO educational programming.

Open House facts Please see our facts page to learn more about the event and our observatory. For up to the minute weather conditions, please see our all sky camera link

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