The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada annual open house is planned for Saturday Oct. 5 at the Sleaford Observatory. See the poster below for details.
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Regina mayor Michael Fougere has proclaimed Feb. 12 as Darwin Day in Regina. The main Darwin Day celebrations will be held a few days earlier on Saturday Feb. 9 and the U of Regina. Go here for details.
The text reads:
“… :I Michael Fougere, Mayor of the City of Regina, do hereby proclaim the day of February 12, 2013 as Darwin Day in Regina, and in issuing this proclamation, ask our citizens to recognize this day.”
Cameco Spectrum, “North America’s largest student run exhibition of science and technology” is next weekend. Running from January 17 to 20 it features over 40 displays. My all time favourite thing at Spectrum is the anechoic chamber. It is amazing how use to echoes we are and how strange it is when they are gone.
The hours for Cameco Spectrum 2013 are:
Thursday from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Admission is only:
$7.50 for Adult
$6.00 for Student (6-18 or Valid Student Card)
$6.00 for Senior (65+)
Free for Child (5 and Under)
$20.00 for Family*
- Starts: Thursday, February 23rd 2012 at 7:30 pm
- Ends: Thursday, February 23rd 2012 at 9:30 pm
Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and author with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe.
Join the Centre For Inquiry in Calgary where Prof. Lawrence Krauss will be discussing his new book “A Universe From Nothing”. Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? And how is it all going to end?
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for “Friends of the Center”, and $15 for students, and can be purchased at the event or throughEvent Brite.
Some friends and I are experimenting with a science based podcast. We want to focus on science stories with a western Canadian influence. We are also interested in understandable explanations of the science and technology that we experience in everyday life.
Episode 1 is up and a draft edit of Episode 2. Consider this a sneak peek before we start pushing it to iTunes and widely promoting it.
Have a listen and please give us feedback-both positive and negative.
The website is www.commonscience.ca
- Dec. 10, 7:30 pm, Room 132 Archaeology Building, Mary Ann Beavis, head of the Dept. of Religion and Culture, St. Thomas More College, will present an illustrated lecture on her recent travels in Turkey.
The next Philosophy in the Community will be Sept. 8 at the Refinery.
Description George Williamson to speak in the Philosophy in the Community series.
St. James Church Basement
609 Dufferin Avenue
(at 12th Street, just off Broadway)
The so-called “New Atheists” have been a media and publishing phenomenon since their appearance in the years following 9/11 and have provoked a considerably hostile reaction, not only among the religious but among other atheists as well. They have been accused of being offensive, dogmatic, intolerant and counter-productive. But what really is ‘new’ about the New Atheists? And what have they done to deserve the hostility directed their way? Why do other atheists attack them? Ultimately, is the New Atheism a positive development or will it just make things worse?
Hort Week at the University of Saskatchewan is featuring a free lecture by David Suzuk, Sunday July 18, 7:30-9:30 at the PAC ((Kinesiology building) 87 Campus Dr. Avid gardeners should check out the other Hort Week actvites.
Please join us for a FREE lecture with Dr. David Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki isan award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. Heis renowned for his radio and television programs that explain thecomplexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understoodway. “A Harmonious Environment” will highlight how we are allinterconnected and interdependent with nature. Dr. Suzuki will discussthe effects of cosmetic use of pesticides on our environment, humanhealth and insects. You do not need to register to attend this free event,though anyone pre-registering will have preferred seating. See Page 3for more information.Time 7:00–9:30 pm, Sunday, July 18Fee FREELocation The PAC (Kinesiology building), U of S Campus
Friday, May 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pmSasktel Lecture Theatre,Royal University Hospital
Dr. Barré-Sinoussi, a French virologist and director of the Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France performed some of the fundamental work in the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of AIDS. In 2008, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with her colleague Prof. Luc Montagnier for this discovery.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to hear one of the world’s most renowned researchers.
via email, but it is in the on campus news.
This is connected with the Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research occurring this weekend.
The Saskatchewan Science Center has a human bodies exhibit beginning May 15. I saw a similar exhibit a few years ago it was fascinating. The exhibit was created by replacing body systems such as the vascular system with colored polymers.
Our Body: The Universe Within is a fascinating, artful and educational exhibit consisting of actual human bodies and organs. Appropriate for all ages, this exhibit literally goes “under the skin”, revealing the mysteries of the human anatomy.
The bodies, specimens and organs have been preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation. It’s a relatively new process where bodily fluids are replaced by reactive plastics, which are then hardened to create a solid, durable anatomic specimen that will last indefinitely. Learn more about polmer impregnation.
This exhibit consists of six galleries of actual human anatomical specimens, organized around the systems of the body. Also interwoven throughout the exhibition is a history of anatomical art throughout the ages, providing study, contemplation, and captivating images from the magnificent artists throughout the centuries who have captured the glory of the body.
Our Body: The Universe Within allows you insight, giving you a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body. You will learn about your own body and, ultimately, learn how to take better care of your health and make positive lifestyle choices.
The exhibition is respectful of the mystery of the human body. Before entering the galleries, you will be asked to silence your cell phones. There is no photography allowed in the exhibition hall including cell phone cameras. No food or drinks are allowed, and be aware that once you have entered the exhibition, re-entry is not permitted.