Public Talk, September 2, 2018, Cosmos and Canvas

Cosmos and Canvas: Using Art to Reveal Science in Astronomy Public Outreach Images

Dr. Jayanne English

Astotin Lake Ampitheatre

Elk Island National Park

FREE PUBLIC TALK at Milky Way Day Star Party

Time: 8pm

Seyfert Sextet Galaxy Group
NASA data/J. Charlton’s Research Project

Bold colour images from telescopes act as extraordinary ambassadors for astronomers

because they pique the public’s curiosity. But are they snapshots documenting physical
reality?  Or are we looking at artistic spacescapes created by digitally manipulating
astronomy images? This lecture provides a tour of how original black and white data from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as current cutting-edge observatories, are converted into striking colour images. It illuminates how practices from the art world are used to produce media friendly images which still retain scientific value.

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Sep 2, 2018
Milky Way Day
13th Annual Celebration of the Night Sky

Milky Way Day
at
Elk Island National Park

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM * 8:00 PM – Late

Bring a red-light headlamp or flashlight for better night sky viewing! No white lights, please.

Click Poster for the Event Schedule.

 


Presented by:

Parks Canada

Alberta Parks

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Edmonton Centre

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Travel Alberta

 

 

Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
11th Annual Star Party

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Click for a printable poster.

Sat, Sep 3, 2016 – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 – Elk Island National Park
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve’s 11th annual Star Party will be bigger and better than ever before. Taking place over two days at two different locations the Star Party will feature volunteer astronomers from RASC Edmonton Centre to help show you the stars with both solar and night sky viewing. Guest speakers, presenters, displays and activities will keep the whole family entertained at this 2 day celebration.

Click on the posters below for the event schedules.

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Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 10th Annual Star Party

Milky Way Days

2015 BHDSP Milky Way Days Poster

Event Poster

Sat, Sep 5, 2015 – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 – Elk Island National Park
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On the weekend of Saturday, September 5th, and Sunday, September 6th, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and Elk Island National Park in partnership with the RASC Edmonton Centre will host the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve’s 10th annual event, celebrating the wonders of the night sky.
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Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 9th Annual Star Party

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Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
9th Annual Star Party

The Brighter Side of Night

Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

On Sunday, August 31, Elk Island Park hosted the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 9th annual event, celebrating the wonders of the night sky. The event featured special astronomy presentations, public solar observing, and public stargazing with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada volunteers.

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Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 8th Annual Star Party

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Panorama courtesy Warren Finlay

Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
8th Annual Star Party

Sharing Our Story and the Starry Sky

Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013

On Sunday, September 1, Elk Island Park hosted the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 8th annual event featuring special astronomy presentations, public solar observing, and public stargazing with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada volunteers.

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