Saint Mary's University is proud to present:

8th annual Dan MacLennan Lecture in Astronomy

New Views of the Universe: From the Ground and From Space

The largest digital camera ever built is about to be attached to the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. It will be used to conduct the Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time, which will frequently image over half the sky at unprecedented depth, ultimately creating a motion picture of the cosmos. A few observers from around the world are getting a sneak preview as at what the observatory will see, by exploring a virtual universe. I will share some of this preview data alongside images from the newly operational James Webb Space Telescope. This will allow us to appreciate the synergy between state-of-the-art ground based and space-based astronomical explorations.   

Featured guest speaker Dr. Louise Edwards is a Physics professor at California Polytechnic State University; she earned her MSc at Saint Mary’s. In 2002 Dr. Edwards was pictured on a Canadian stamp with the Burke-Gaffney Observatory.The Dan MacLennan Memorial Lecture in Astronomy is presented by the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. ASL interpreting will be available at this event. 

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. AT

Tickets: Tickets are free, advance registration is required. Click to book your tickets

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