Northern Prairie Star Party 2009

Public Talks at the Northern Prairie Star Party 2009

No photo. Dr. Moritz Heimpel (Department of Physics, University of Alberta) “A Dynamical Tour of Planetary Interiors.”
No photo. Dr. Clare Watt (Department of Physics, University of Alberta), “The Plasma Universe with Emphasis on the Sun and Near-Earth Space.”
No photo. Bruce McCurdy (RASC Edmonton Centre) “Space Rocks!”, (focus on the Buzzard Coulee Fireball that landed near the Alberta/Saskatchewan border November 20, 2008 – initial discovery of fragments, analyses of meteorite samples and personal anecdotes).
No photo. Sverrir Gudmundsson “Current State of Astronomy and the Amateur Society in Iceland.”

Northern Prairie Star Party 2008

Public Talks at the Northern Prairie Star Party 2008

2008_Carlos_Lange Dr. Carlos Lange (Canadian Scientist for the NASA Phoenix Mission) presented and discussed the latest information received from the Phoenix Mars Lander.
 2008_Sharon_Morsink Dr. Sharon Morsink (Associate Professor of Physics, University of Alberta) gave a talk entitled “Relativistic Effects Around Massive Dead Stars.”
 2008_Craig_Heinke Dr. Craig Heinke (Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Alberta) gave a talk entitled “Stellar Exotica in Globular Clusters.”

Northern Prairie Star Party 2007

Public Talks at the Northern Prairie Star Party 2007

 2007_Alister_Ling Alister Ling (RASC Edmonton Centre) gave a presentation entitled “Better than the Clear Sky Clock.”
 2007_Jaymie_Matthews Dr. Jaymie Matthews (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia) gave a presentation on Canada’s MOST Space Mission (Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars), Canada’s first space telescope.

Northern Prairie Star Party 2006

Public Talks at the Northern Prairie Star Party 2006

2006_Richard_Boyle Dr. Richard Boyle, (NASA Ames Research Center) spoke about “The Thrill and Challenges of Human Exploration – from Polar to Space Expeditions.”
 2006_Ian_Shelton Dr. Ian Shelton gave an overview of the construction and operation of the 8.2 m Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea (Hawaii), with which he was closely involved. Ian is best known as the discoverer of supernova SN1987a, the only naked eye supernova seen by anyone living today.
 2006_Bruce_McCurdy Bruce McCurdy (RASC Edmonton Centre) provided an enlightening explanation of the lunar standstill.
 2006_Dwight_Hansen Dwight Hansen (RASC Edmonton Centre) gave us a run down of his 10″ ultraportable Genstar telescope that he designed.

Northern Prairie Star Party 2005

Public Talks at the Northern Prairie Star Party 2005

 2005_Alan_Hildebrand Dr. Alan Hildebrand (University of Calgary) discussed comets and in particular NASA’s Deep Impact Discovery Mission that collided with comet Temple 1.
 2005_Doug_Hube Dr. Douglas Hube (Professor of Physics, University of Alberta) discussed the 2005 Centenaries of Albert Einstein and the Province of Alberta.

Northern Prairie Star Party 2004

Public Talks at the Northern Prairie Star Party 2004

 2004_Carlos_Lange Dr. Carlos Lange (Canadian Scientist for the NASA Phoenix Mission) enlightened us on the “Phoenix Mars Lander: History and Cycle of Water on Mars”.
No photo. Bruce McCurdy (RASC Edmonton Centre) explained the Sky Scan FM radio receiver meteor tracking project.
 2004_Rick_Huziak Rick Huziak (RASC Saskatoon Centre) gave an impromptu presentation on fireballs and bolides.