Category: Star Talks

Star Talk: JWST: Infrared Eyes on the Universe

Would you like to learn about the James Webb Telescope? Learn from an expert astronomer on January 25! The guest speaker will be Dr. David Law at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Find the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1083400009112360 Abstract: As the flagship successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will…
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Star Talk: Pursuing multiple lines of enquiry into cosmic dawn and cosmic noon

Curious about cosmology? Catch the ASX’s next Star Talk with postdoctoral researcher Dr. Dongwoo Chung on August 25! The Zoom link will be posted closer to the event. Abstract: “Gazing deeply into what appears to be blank sky, highly sensitive telescopes observing in various wavelengths reveal starlight from faint, distant galaxies,” writes Dr. Chung. “We…
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Star Talk: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence using the MeerKAT and the Very Large Array Telescopes

Catch our upcoming Star Talk with post-doctoral researcher Dr. Cherry Ng!   Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82145774799…Passcode: startalk   Abstract: “The search for technosignatures – remotely observable indicators of advanced extraterrestrial life – addresses one of the most profound questions in science: are we alone in the universe as intelligent life?” writes Dr. Ng. “The Breakthrough Listen program…
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Star Talk: Revealing the Nature of Dark Matter with Strong Gravitational Lensing

How are astronomers investigating dark matter by analyzing gravitational lenses? Learn more at the ASX’s upcoming Star Talk on June 28 at 5 pm with Dr. Daniel Gilman, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Catch the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/542630403411996 Star Talk Abstract: “Most of the…
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Star Talk: Water, Water Everywhere?

Water, water everywhere? Our understanding of our own solar system has changed significantly since the advent of spacecraft exploration. Water was once believed very scarce in our corner of the galaxy but we now realize this is not the case.From understanding where our own planet’s water riches originated to the proliferation of the so called…
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