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Let’s Talk Astrophysics

Event Details


Location: Online

Date: February 20, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Let’s Talk Astrophysics is a two-day free symposium occurring online on February 20 and 21, 1 pm – 4 pm EST. The symposium is meant to foster a love of science, leadership, and skill development in 15-18 year old students in grades 11, 12, and Cégep through hands-on experience using real scientific data alongside top scientists. Activities were carefully crafted and led by scientists and award-winning university instructors.

The Saturday programme is open to all members of the public. Pre-registration is required.

Participants will have the opportunity to seek scientific and career advice from leading astronomers and undergraduate researchers. Participants will learn about the Gaia space observatory and Nobeyama Radio Observatory and use real scientific data to search for signs for the elusive Dark Matter – one of the most important and on-going scientific questions of the century. Participants who complete the workshop will be granted a certificate awarded from Queen’s University and the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, indicating their advanced scientific experience.