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Let's take you on a journey to the Past and Space. Our scientists will make you travel to Himalaya and galaxies far away the while you enjoy your drink peacefully
Badass Women in Astronomy
Ashley Stock, Simone Hagey, Chelsea-Lea Randall, and Rina Rast. (Ashley Stock, B.Sc. Honour Physics (astronomy specialization), B.E. Engineering Physics, Universtiy of Saskatchewan, Recent graduate, working at the U of S Canadian Light Source over the summer as a research assistant Chelsea-Lea Randall, B.Sc. Honours Physics (astronomy specialization), University of Saskatchewan, Recent graduate, working at the U of S Canadian Light Source as a research assistant Rina Rast, Undergraduate honours physics astronomy specialization, 3rd year, University of Saskatchewan, Stu)
Three women in astronomy will present the lives and crucial contributions of four astronomers: Williamina Fleming, Antonia Maury, Annie Jump Cannon, and Henrietta Swan Leavitt. From the 1880s to 1930s these extraordinary women analyzed thousands of stars as “human computers”. In spite of little money or recognition, they painstakingly measured the light of stars (by hand!) to help us understand how big the universe is and what it’s made out of. Come celebrate the work of these women with us!
The Himalayas in Saskatchewan
Kevin Ansdell (Ph.D., P.Geo., FGC, Professor of Mineral Deposits, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan)
If you had existed 1.8 billion years ago, the scenery around Saskatoon would have been spectacular, with towering mountains on the same scale as the present day Himalayas. The evidence is recorded in the rocks that you can find in the Precambrian Shield in northern Saskatchewan, and this talk will summarize some of this information and provide a brief overview of the geological history of the province. Come along for the ride!