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Leaving the Earth behind: Mars & Beyond

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 7:15 pm Starts 7:45 pm Ends 9:30 pm
Ye Olde Orchard (downtown), 1189 Rue de la Montagne,
Montreal H3G 1Z2
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What do other planets have to offer? Will humans ever leave the Earth? Come drink a beer while learning about the habitability of Mars and the exoplanets beyond our solar system.

Alien Worlds: Exploring the Diversity of Exoplanets

Nick Cowan (Assistant Prof of Physics and of Earth & Planetary Sciences at McGill)
Planet hunters have already discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars, so-called exoplanets. We now know that planets outnumber stars in the Galaxy. Yet the eight planets in our Solar System are not typical. I will give a whirlwind tour of the newly-discovered classes of planets—hot Jupiters, lava planets, super-Earths and waterworlds—with an emphasis on how we detect and measure winds, clouds and molecules on planets
hundreds of light-years away.

Chasing Water on Mars using Lasers

Debarati Das (McGill PhD student )
My research focuses on measuring boron in the rocks of Gale crater to understand ancient water activity on Mars. Boron, a highly water-soluble element, tells us about Martian habitability through water properties and composition. I use data collected by the laser on the Curiosity rover to identify new boron-rich areas. I also study Martian
geochemistry using terrestrial examples. I will analyze samples from Death Valley using instruments similar to the rover’s to understand processes that caused boron enrichment on Mars.

McGill Chemistry Outreach Group

McGill Chemistry Outreach Group (Graduate students, professors and staff from chemistry at McGill)
Our demonstrations include an equal mix of educational information and exciting chemical and physical reactions. We have a wide variety of content available that can be adapted to any age group, from kindergarten through CEGEP and adults. All of our demonstrations have a hands-on component and the public is welcome to participate!

Looking for more outreach groups from McGill? https://mcgill.ca/science/outreach/general-public

Other events in Ye Olde Orchard (downtown)

1189 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, H3G 1Z2 1189 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, H3G 1Z2
1189 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, H3G 1Z2 1189 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, H3G 1Z2