RASC Regular Meeting
April 13, 2015
Member’s Night

RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
FREE and open to the public.

7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.

7:30 PM Member Presentations

RASC members share their interests, projects, skills and passions.

  • Martin Connors: Algolcam
  • Warren Finlay: Night Sky Paintings
  • Dave Cleary: NRAO Green Bank
  • Ken From: Have Scope – Will Travel
  • Rick Bramm: Lowell Observatory
  • Susan Bramm: The Very Large Array

RASC Regular Meeting
May 11, 2015
The Life and Death of Stars

GM201504 - OrionRASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
FREE and open to the public.

7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.
7:30 PM Guest Speaker

Kaylie Green & Khaled Elshamouty
University of Alberta
The Life and Death of Stars

Stars are the building blocks of our universe. Yet the process of how they are continuously created and destroyed is still not fully understood. In this talk we will explore the process of star formation in nebulae and the striking example of the Orion nebula. Then we will explore the process of how stars end their lives and the possible stellar remnants they leave behind as the stunning case of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant.

Kaylie and Khaled are graduate students in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta and both are members of the University of Alberta Observatory’s education and outreach team.
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RASC Regular Meeting
June 8, 2015
Steen River Impact Structure

Impact Crater in Mars Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Impact Crater on Mars
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science
Note: Location Change! This meeting will occur in the IMAX Theatre.

FREE and open to the public.

7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.
7:30 PM Guest Speaker

Dr. Erin Walton
MacEwan University
Steen River Impact Structure

Impact cratering is now recognized as a widespread geologic process that has modified all planetary objects with a solid surface. Meteorite impact structures, the holes made when an asteroid or comet collides with a larger solid object at or near cosmic velocity, are one of the most common geological landforms on all the rocky terrestrial planets (except Earth and to a lesser extent Venus), asteroids, dwarf planets, and many of the rocky moons and icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter. In this talk Dr. Erin Walton will give a general overview of the impact cratering process using the Steen River Impact Structure (SRIS) as an example.

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