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Open House - Astrophysics on the Cutting Edge

Date & Time:
April 29, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location:
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
Speaker:
Astrophysics students with the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

Discoveries in physics are occurring at an incredible pace. University of Calgary students will speak on the latest, fastest, smallest and most fascinating new research in physics.

“Mysterious Dwarf-Planets on the edge of the Solar System” Paresh Mungara and Bethlehem Abraham

“Measuring the Wink of a Star to ‘see’ an Exoplanet” Robert Bell, Curtis Powlik, and Salahaldin Husien

“Determining Exoplanet Properties from measured Transit Light-Curves” Arthur Bury-Jones, Blaine McLaughlin, and Dante Bencivenga

"Quasilocal Smarr formulas for Asymptotically Flat Spacetime” Matthew Richards

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 – Jupiter in Virgo will dominate the sky and Leo the Lion will rule directly over head.

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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