December 2021 Monthly Meeting

Gord Tulloch

RASC Winnipeg Centre

December 2021 Monthly Meeting

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Join us on Zoom for our December 2021 Monthly Meeting. Meeting link here.

AGENDA

  • Darren Hennig, RASC Winnipeg Centre “Binocular Astronomy: Doubling your fun under the stars”
  • Bryan Stach, RASC Winnipeg Centre “Whats Up?”
  • Dr. Danielle Pahaud, University of Manitoba “What’s New?”
  • Dr. Leo Y. Alcorn, University of Torono “Lovecraftian Horror and Astronomy” – This talk will examine the influence of stranger-than-fiction astronomical phenomena on the development of early science fiction and cosmic horror genres of literature. By discussing several short stories written during the development of new physics paradigms in the early 20th century, we will discuss phenomena such as radiation and quantum mechanics (through “The Colour Out of Space”), the discovery of Pluto and galaxies outside the Milky Way (“The Whisperer in Darkness”), and general relativity (“Dreams in the Witch House”). This talk delves into the crossover between sci-fi and science and how they can inspire each other, and how science fiction can spread an appreciation for, and interest in, our vast, weird, and sometimes terrifying universe. (Note: this can be modified as requested with feedback!)

Leo Yvonne Alcorn is a postdoctoral fellow at the David A Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and received her PhD in Astronomy in 2019 from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on the properties of galaxies in galaxy clusters and how dense environments affect galaxy evolution. In her free time, she screams into the abyss to gain forbidden knowledge beyond the understanding of her fragile human mind, and is a beginning ballet and modern dancer. Fun fact, she has published two short astronomy-themed horror stories in the Texas punk rock zine, 979Represent.

 

Date And Time

2021-12-10 @ 07:00 PM to
2021-12-10 @ 10:00 PM
 

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