Public lecture will investigate cosmic phenomena

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Public lecture will investigate cosmic phenomena

Register for IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations, a dynamic presentation series shining a spotlight on Queen's researchers.

By Justine Pineau, Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives

March 22, 2024


Join Queen’s researchers on Wednesday, March 27, for an evening of learning and exploration related to the upcoming total solar eclipse (April 8). IGnite, a free public lecture series hosted by the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, showcases stories of discovery from the Queen’s research community. Presentations are thoughtfully curated to be engaging and designed to appeal to high-school students, curious adults, and families alike.

Dr. Daryn Lehoux (Classics and Archeology) will discuss the historical significance of eclipses and their profound contributions to scientific knowledge. The audience will learn about the cultural interpretations of eclipses throughout history and how they have shaped our understanding of the cosmos.

Dr. Kristine Spekkens (Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy) will delve into her work with advanced radio telescopes, exploring cosmic gas and the formation of galaxies. She recently offered insights into the occurrence of eclipses on other planets, both within and beyond our Solar System, and explained the celestial mechanics behind eclipses.

Following the talks, attendees will have the opportunity to explore displays and demos showcasing research initiatives at Queen’s, including the dark matter experiment NEWS-G and the particle cloud chamber from the McDonald Institute Visitor Centre.

Register for tickets here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Kingston Public Library
130 Johnson Street

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