Welcome to the RASC Edmonton Centre.
|The Edmonton Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada exists to promote the advancement of astronomy and allied sciences as well as to increase public awareness of astronomy as an enjoyable hobby and as an important scientific endeavor.||
Mar 10, 2014 7:30-9:30pm
RASC Regular Meeting
FREE and open to the public.
University of Alberta, Department of Physics
Not of this Earth: the advent of neutrino astronomy
Scientists have created the world's largest neutrino telescope, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, in one of the planet's most extreme environments, at South Pole Station Antarctica. Instrumenting more than a gigaton of ice, the observatory is designed to detect interactions of the highest energy neutrinos expected to be produced in the Universe's most violent astrophysical processes. With IceCube's recent announcement of the first detection of very high-energy neutrinos of extraterrestrial origin, a new window to study the Universe was opened. In this talk I will present the very latest results from IceCube and discuss what they imply for the emerging field of neutrino astronomy.
June 30 and July 1, 2014
TELUS World of Science Casino
Our partners in science, the TELUS World of Science, needs volunteers for their casino to be held on Monday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 1. For more than 30 years we have helped each other to raise funds for the promotion of the sciences, including astronomy, so we hope you can help us once again. Please complete the Volunteer Booking Form with your duty preference and the Volunteer Application Form if you are applying for a position like Manager, Banker or Cashier. These forms can be forwarded to Franklin Loehde, the Casino Manager for this casino, in time to draw up the schedule. It has always been a pleasure to see you all at our casinos, so do join us.