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No tours at the moment due to Covid-19 pandemic, unfortunately, but please join us for webinars!
 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Climate Change and Solar Power Workshop

Time: Saturday, September 25th, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: MUN, Grenfell Campus, Arts and Science Building
An upcoming hands-on solar-power workshop developed in collaboration between between Grenfell MUNLNSERC PromoScience and Qalipu First Nation as a part of the national Science Literacy Week will offer a small group of Grade 11-12 students a unique opportunity to learn how to assemble a real-life solar power array to support AC electrical equipment. Workshop topics will include climate change and how we can address it, the thermonuclear fusion which powers our Sun, and the Sun in Indigenous knowledge. Participants will be provided with pizza lunch, an opportunity to preview a new art exhibition related to the Sun, and a short tour of our Observatory and beautiful campus.
 
Applications are now being accepted for this free workshop. Priority will be given to Indigenous students, girls, and students from rural and remote areas. Apply with a one page-statement of interest, including a statement of your Indigenous status, by 4:00pm September 20. Participants will be chosen and notified on September 21th. Please note: masks are required to be worn on campus for the duration of this workshop.
 
Please forward applications to: sbarkanova@grenfell.mun.ca

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Network of Collaborations - Virtual Fireside Chat with Dr. Donna Strickland

Featuring Nobel prize winner in physics, Dr. Donna Strickland, and NSERC WISE Chairs Dr. Shohini Ghose and Dr. Laleh Behjat 

Time: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 3:30pm - 4:30pm (NDT)2:00pm - 3:00pm (EDT)

Location: Online

The Network of NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering is pleased to announce a Fireside Chat with Dr. Donna Strickland on Creativity and Collaborations. This session is part of a series of online workshops centered around building creative collaborations to be held during Fall 2021. This online session is open to all. Registration is free, but numbers are limited so register now!


Register


Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

How to Navigate Night Sky: An Introduction To Stellarium

Time: Wednesday, August 25th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm NDT (6:30 – 7:30 pm ADT, 5:30 – 6:30 pm EDT)
Presenters: Hillary Blanchard and Julie Lawrence, WISE NL
Location: Zoom (Meeting ID: 895 1204 3704, Passcode: 357632)

Abstract: Stellarium is a free planetarium software for your computer which can show you sky maps for any time from any location. In this webinar, Hillary and Julie, WISE NL students working with Grenfell MUNL Physics Program in the summer of 2021, will review and explain the features of Stellarium and how they are useful in helping us to navigate and understand the sky. Members of the Qalipu First Nation, Hillary and Julie will also reflect on their experience with the Indigenous sky stories and how they help to appreciate the beaty of star-filled sky. Please downland Stellarium here and install prior to the talk if you wish to follow along.

Wednesday, July 28th to Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Youth Climate Summit

Calling all youth climate enthusiasts! Climate Collective is excited to host our first virtual Youth Climate Summit July 28th to July 31st, 2021. The theme for this year’s conference is “Take Action!” and will feature presentations and workshops on solar energy, conscious buying, environment-based writing, taking climate action in your community and more. For more information, check out Climate Collective’s website, Facebook and Instagram. Registration required: Zoom links for the sessions will be sent only to those who register at https://event-wizard.com/ycs2021/0/register/.  
 
Looking for something specific to Physics? Consider this talk:

"The Newfound-Power of Our Sun" with Dr. Svetlana Barkanova

Time: Friday, July 30, 3:00-3:45 pm NDT / 2:30-3:15pm ADT
"The Newfound-Power of Our Sun" with Dr. Svetlana Barkanova
Description: Solar panels are based on technology that converts sunlight directly to electricity, making the Sun a great source of clean energy for your home. The talk will discuss climate change and how we can address it, the thermonuclear fusion which powers our Sun, and Sun in Indigenous knowledge. We will also explore how solar panels work and discuss some tips for designing solar power installations in Newfoundland climate. 

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

The Continuing Search for Life: From Missions to Mars to Exoplanet Surveys

Time: Tuesday, June 1st, 7:00 – 8:00 pm NDT (6:30 – 7:30 pm ADT, 5:30 – 6:30 pm EDT)

Presenter: Dr. Hilding Neilson, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
(Meeting ID: 895 1204 3704
Passcode: 357632)
 
Abstract: When we look into the vastness of the night sky, one of the biggest questions one can ask is if there is life beyond the Earth. Given the size of the Universe and the number places life might exist the answer is most likely yes, there is life in the Galaxy and maybe even elsewhere in our own Solar System, but where might life be? In this talk, Dr. Neilson will review the current understanding of where life might be in the Solar System and some of the evidence for life on Mars, Venus, and even on the moons of Jupiter.  He will leap from the Solar System to discuss how in the coming decades astronomers expect to find Earth analogues orbiting other stars and how we will search for signatures of technology and of biology and maybe confirm that we are not alone in the Galaxy.
 
Bio: Dr. Hilding Neilson is an assistant professor in astronomy at the University of Toronto where he studies stellar physics and exoplanets while working to integrate Indigenous knowledges and methodologies into the academic study of astrophysics. He is Mi’kmaw and a member of the Qalipu First Nation of Newfoundland.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Tips & Techniques for Effective Scientific Presentations

Time: 12:30 pm NDT
Dr. Sherri Christian, Department of Biochemistry, MUN
 


Friday, March 12, 2021

Career Opportunities in Physics - What to do Next?

Time: 5:30 pm NST, 4:00 pm EST

Ms. Laura-Isabelle Dion-Bertrand, Photon etc.
See the event here.

To submit any questions to the speaker click here.


Monday, March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day

“Celebrating Indigenous Women in Physics”

Time: 14:30 – 16:00 NST, 01:00 – 02:30 EST
 

About this event

This unique and engaging virtual event will combine talks, interactive activities, musical interludes, artwork and science conversations.

Featured Speakers

  • Julia Doucette-Garr - Student, University of Saskatchewan, Founder of the first student chapter of the Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society
  • Laurie Rousseau-Nepton - Postdoctoral Researcher, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, First Indigenous woman to get a PhD in astrophysics in Quebec
  • Angela Brockway - Experience Development Officer, Qalipu First Nation, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Jessica Kolopenuk - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Moderator and Ally

Eden Hennessey - Manager, Centre for Student EDI, and Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) Research Coordinator, Wilfrid Laurier University

This event is jointly supported by the Canadian Association of Physicists, the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS), Memorial University of Newfoundland, NSERC PromoScience and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Register on Eventbrite below:


Thursday, February 18, 2021

"Open Universe: The Adventure of Teaching and Learning Physics Online"

Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Time: 13:30 – 14:30 NST, 12:00 – 01:00 EST

Abstract: Physics is the most fundamental of sciences, so learning it can be a challenge, especially online. However, a fully online asynchronous delivery mode can offer some advantages, especially for quickly-developing fields such as nuclear and particle physics and astrophysics, whose active research communities support up-to-date high-quality online resources to supplement textbooks. Asynchronous delivery also allows for more diversity and accessibility, engaging a wider group of students, and for more time on a range of hands-on activities such as research projects and virtual labs. The talk will outline the structure of three online courses, PHYS 2150 (Astronomy), PHYS 2151 (Astrophysics) and PHYS 2400 (Subatomic Physics) open to all Memorial students, and share tips and strategies accumulated over a decade of online teaching.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

"Planet 9 or Planet Nein? Discoveries in the Outer Solar System"

Dr. Samantha Lawler, University of Regina
Time: 13:00 PST / 16:00 EST / 17:30 NST
Virtual Talk Location: youtu.be/bA6OSDI61h4

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Subatomic Physics Research in Canada: Planning and Strategy

Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Time: 17:00 – 18:00 NST, 15:30-16:30 EST

Venue: Zoom - Registration Required; Please see https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqc-mpqjIpHt0wp45t3XZ-iPmduXH8DH9w

Soon, we may see a revolution in our understanding of the nature of matter and its interactions, as we seek answers to questions such as the nature of the dark matter, the reasons for dominance of matter over antimatter in the Universe, and the origin of the atomic elements. Subatomic physics research, which includes nuclear and particle physics and astrophysics, is a quest to discover the laws governing our Universe, and our research community has received several recent major international awards for projects with leading Canadian involvement.

One of the reasons why Canada is so well positioned for discovery and innovation in subatomic physics is nation-wide strategic planning and public investment. Right now, we are working on establishing scientific and funding priorities for future endeavours, covering the period from 2022 through 2026, with the scope extending to 2036. The talk will briefly describe the most fascinating and challenging questions we are facing today, the leading Canadian research groups and facilities, our plans for the next decade, and our joined efforts for improving equity, diversity and inclusion in our field.


Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Maw-lukutinej / Let's Work Together: Indigenous Studies in Collaboration (a virtual symposium)

Presenter: Dr. Hilding Nielsen- U of T

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm NST

The Bay St. George Mi'kmaq Cultural Revival Committee, Grenfell Campus Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and the Grenfell Campus Indigenous Resource Centre are pleased to host a virtual symposium centering Indigenous Studies in Campus-Community collaboration. The symposium will be held over two days, on the evening of Nov. 18 and throughout the day on Nov. 19, 2020. This symposium will be hosted fully online, so interested participants can join from the comfort of their own home. For more information, click here.


Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Indigenous Academic Night

Hosted by Alaa Alhowaide
Time: Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 7:00 pm NST | 2 hours
Event link: https://mun.webex.com/mun/j.php?MTID=m287a8bc744b4e34405ba4f26de756f4f  

Meeting number: 132 422 9109
Password: yQ5JVP4PbN3


Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

A Guided Tour of Our Universe – What, Where and When 

Presenters: Angie Payne, Public Outreach Education Officer, Parks Canada and Svetlana Barkanova, Professor of Physics, Grenfell, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Time: 7pm NST

The video is now posted on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/grenfellcampus/

Anyone can enjoy the beauty of our Universe on a dark and clear night – you just need to know how to find a good stargazing location, what to look for in the sky, and when is the best time to see these stars and planets. Gros Morne National Park has been working towards Dark Sky Preserve designation with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, adding to the roster of the many Parks Canada places awarded this honour. The presentation will discuss Parks Canada collaboration with Memorial University and what the park offers admirers of the night sky. We will also give practical tips on how to select the best time and place for stargazing, find your bearings, read sky maps, and trace constellations across the sky.


Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Lidar in the Canadian High Arctic- Emily McCullough (Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie)

Time: 3.30-4.30pm NST, Oct 22.
WebEx link:
https://mun.webex.com/mun/j.php?MTID=m2df817201eb643941a9a012490770fb8Abstract:
Clouds influence Earth's radiation budget and therefore global climate. However, there remains large uncertainty in the net effect of clouds on the climate, especially in the Arctic, which is warming twice as quickly as other areas. An individual cloud can either warm or cool the atmosphere, depending on its size and composition. Accurately measuring cloud properties is challenging, particularly in the Arctic where there are few research stations and much of the year is dark and extremely cold.

Lidar is an excellent tool for studying Arctic clouds. The CANDAC Rayleigh-Mie-Raman lidar (CRL) is located at Eureka, Nunavut (80° N, 86° W) in Canada's High Arctic. With two lasers and a 1-m telescope, the remotely-operable lidar makes vertical profiles of the atmosphere with 7.5 m resolution every 1 minute, 24 h/day. Its measurements allow liquid droplets to be discerned from frozen particles, even during the darkness of polar night. Co-located instruments at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) make for a data set which is well-supported for intercomparison analyses.

Most recently, I have been using CRL to study mixed-phase clouds, which have a mixture of liquid and ice particles. Using the highest resolution CRL data, I have detected thin laminations within these clouds. These laminations are well-correlated with snowing conditions at Eureka, and have implications for the way in which the Arctic clouds are influencing the local radiation budget and the global climate.

I will present the scientific results from CRL and Eureka, and discuss the practical side of doing high-quality research at a remote Arctic research station.


Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Cosmology with galaxy surveys in a data-rich era

Time: 3.30-4.30pm (NST)

Link: https://mun.webex.com/mun/j.php?MTID=m2df817201eb643941a9a012490770fb8

Presenter:  Dr. Danielle Leonard, Newcastle University

Abstract: Late-time observational cosmology is coming of age. With the unprecedented power of current and upcoming surveys, we will not only produce excellent constraints on the standard model of cosmology, but also pin down the properties of potential extensions to that model, such as dynamical dark energy and modified gravity. I will discuss the state-of-the-art in testing and constraining these phenomena using weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering measurements. I will also describe some of the challenges and opportunities involved in such analyses using data from surveys such as the ongoing Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the next-generation flagship Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).


Date TBA

The Universe of Opportunities: Essential Workers in STEM

Time: Wednesday September 16th from 3:00-4:00pm NST for a webinar about essential workers in STEM. Registration is limited. (TBA)


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The Universe of Opportunities: The Key to Online Learning

Time: 3:00-4:00pm NST

Join us, Wednesday, September 2nd from 3:00-4:00pm for a webinar on tips to help with the upcoming remote semester. The webinar will include 5 minute presentations plus questions & discussion between and following the talks. We will have presentations by:

  • Angela Brockway, "Distance Learning: a Students Perspective", Education Outreach Officer with Qalipu First Nation in Corner Brook and a student, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, "World Wide Science: Teaching and Learning Online" Professor, Physics, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland Teaching and Learning Online Sept2 2020[2].pdf
  • Jasmine Penney, "Surviving Remote Teaching: Through the Eye of A Student", 4th year student, Physics and Computational Mechanics, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland Surviving Remote Teaching- Through the Eye of a Student.pptx
  • Kristen Pittman, "Opening Doors: Your Journey to Success", Team Lead, Education and Training with Qalipu First Nation.
  • Victor Hayden, "New Normal: Online Labs", Physics, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Registration is limited.  https://universeofopportunities-key_to_online_learning_v2.eventbrite. 


Friday, August 28th, 2020

FLIRT Online Webinar

Time: 12:30pm NST

Please join us at 12:30pm on August 28th for the live webinar "Open Space: Dark Sky Preserve in Gros Morne National Park", at https://www.facebook.com/grenfellcampus/.

Presenters:  Angelina Payne, Public Outreach Education Officer, Western Newfoundland and Labrador Field Unit, Parks Canada, and Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, Professor of Physics, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The Universe of Opportunities: STEM Journalism and Communication

Time: 3:00-4:00pm NST

Join us, Wednesday August 5th from 3:00-4:00pm for a webinar about journalism and communication in STEM. The webinar will include 5 minute presentations plus questions & discussion between and following the talks. 

We will have presentations by:

  • Ruth McAvinia, "You Don't Have to Know Where You're Going to Work on Getting There", News Editor at ATG Europe for the European Space Agency

  • Dr. Chantal Barriault, "Science Needs Communication: How my summer job turned into a career", Director, Science Communication Graduate Program, Laurentian University

  • Michelle Leslie, "Information Overload: Why Critical Thinking Matters", Former Broadcast Journalist and scientist. Dual educational and professional background in atmospheric physics and journalism. Former Munk School of Global Affairs fellow. Worked for CBC, CTV, the Weather Network, Boston Globe, Eni and many others.


Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The Universe of Opportunities: STEM Careers of the Future

Time: 3:00-4:00pm NST

Join us, Wednesday July 22th from 3:00-4:00pm for a webinar about careers of the future in STEM. The webinar will include 5 minute presentations plus questions & discussion between and following the talks. 

We will have presentations by:

  • Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, "Careers of the Future - Skills You Will Need and How to Get Them", Professor, Physics, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Careers of The Future July2020.pdf

  • Caryn Massie, P. Eng, Protection and Control Engineer at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

  • Dr. Niamh Shaw, "Dare to Dream Big: A STEM Career led by Curiosity and Creativity", On a mission to get to Space as Irish Scientist/Engineer, Writer/Performer, and award-winning STEM Communicator

  • Andrea Coombs, "Biologist to Business Owner - An Applied Career in STEM", Owner and Principal Consultant, Terra Environmental Consulting 


Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

The Universe of Opportunities: The Key to Online Learning

Time: 3:00-4:00pm NST

Join us, Wednesday, June 24th from 3:00-4:00pm for a webinar on tips to help with the upcoming remote semester. The webinar will include 5 minute presentations plus questions & discussion between and following the talks. We will have presentations by:

  • Dr. Michele Piercey-Normore, "School of Science and the Environment: Insights into Remote Course Delivery and Career Opportunities", Dean of School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Jasmine Penney, "Surviving Remote Teaching: Through the Eye of A Student", 4th year student, Physics and Computational Mechanics, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland Surviving Remote Teaching- Through the Eye of a Student.pptx

  • Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, "World Wide Science: Teaching and Learning Online" Professor, Physics, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland Teaching and Learning Online June24 2020.pdf

  • Angela Brockway, “Distance Learning; a Students Perspective", Student, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Education Outreach Officer with Qalipu First Nation in Corner Brook.

  • Kristen Pittman, "Opening Doors: Your Journey to Success", Team Lead, Education and Training with Qalipu First Nation.


Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

The Universe of Opportunities: Science in the Park

Time: 3:00-4:00pm NST

Join us, Wednesday, June 17th from 3:00-4:00pm for a webinar on Science in Gros Morne National Park – learn about ecosystem monitoring, ecosystem restoration and what we call “ecological integrity”. The webinar will include 10 minute presentations about different projects happening currently in the park, plus questions & discussion between and following the talks. We will have presentations by:

  • Swimming Upstream: Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Trout River - Courtney King, Resource Management Officer
  • Forest Health: Managing the Forest Ecosystem in Gros Morne - Gabrielle Robineau-Charette, Resource Management Officer
  • How we Monitor the Health of our Ecosystems in Gros Morne - Margie Wilkes, Resource Management Officer
  • Bats, Birds and Bumblebees: Species at Risk in Gros Morne - Holly Lightfoot, Ecosystem Scientist

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The Universe of Opportunities: Women in STEM

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm NST

Join us, Wednesday, May 27th from 11:00am-12:00pm for a webinar about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields! The webinar will include 5 minute presentations, plus questions & discussion between and following the talks. We will have presentations by:

  • Dr. Julie Sircom, Associate Professor, School of Science & the Environment, Faculty of Environmental Science, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Angelina Payne, Public Outreach Education Officer, Western Newfoundland and Labrador Field Unit, Parks Canada 
  • Kathryn Hong, Coordinator for Outreach Activities, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University
  • Caryn Massie, P. Eng, Protection and Control Engineer at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
  • Angela Brockway, Education Outreach Officer with Qalipu First Nation in Corner Brook.
  • Dr. Rebecca Milley, Assistant Professor, School of Science & the Environment, Faculty of Computational Mathematics, Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

The Universe of Opportunities: Careers, Education & Funding in STE(A)M

Time: 2:00-3:00pm NST

Join us, Wednesday, May 13th from 2-3pm for a webinar about careers, funding, and education in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) fields!

This event is intended to support graduating high school students as they consider post-secondary education options in the current extraordinary situation. The webinar will include the following 5-minute presentations, plus questions & discussion between and following the talks:

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Grenfell Matters Online presents: "Subatomic Physics Research in Canada: Strategy to our Success"

Time: 3:00pm NST

Dr. Svetlana Barkanova is participating in Grenfell Matters Online! Join her Tuesday, May 5th at 3pm on the Grenfell Campus Facebook Live while she shares her passion for subatomic physics. Click here for Dr. Barkanova's abstract, bio and more information on Grenfell Matters Online

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

In celebration of International Women's Day: "Women in STEAM”

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm NST

FC2014 (Forestry Centre), Grenfell Campus, MUN.

Women are still drastically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) fields, as well as in positions of influence.  Let’s narrow the gap! Please join as for several short talks celebrating talented women in our community, and fun Q&A with prizes.  Everyone is welcome!

Click here for Abstracts


Friday, March 6th, 2020

“Penguins and Physics: Looking for Dark Matter in Antarctica”, by Dr. S. Barkanova

Time: 12:30-1:30pm NST

AS 2011, Grenfell Campus, MUN. Everyone is welcome!

The existence of Dark Matter is well proven from its gravitational effects on light, visible matter, and the large-scale structure of the universe.

Yet, Dark Matter, which makes up 80% of all matter in the universe, neither emits nor absorbs light, so its fundamental properties remain unknown. 

One of the way to look for Dark Matter signature is to capture particles coming from deep space in the Antarctic ice. The talk will discuss Dark Matter searches, explore physics of the polar regions, and touch on some fun Antarctica-related trivia. And yes, lots of photos of penguins!


Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

GRENFELL OBSERVATORY PRESENTS: "PENGUINS AND PHYSICS: MY TRIP TO ANTARCTICA 

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Grenfell Campus (room AS 2026)

Please join Dr. Svetlana Barkanova for a talk about Antarctica, exploring the physics of seasons, auroras, glacier ice, and the search for Dark Matter at the South Pole. A talk will be followed by a trivia game with prizes and a visit to the Grenfell Observatory. All ages, free admission. Registration required - please go to GRENFELL OBSERVATORY PRESENTS: "PENGUINS AND PHYSICS: MY TRIP TO ANTARCTICA  or search for Grenfell events on Eventbrite. In partnership with Grenfell CampusNSERC PromoScienceQalipu First Nation and Parks Canada.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Grenfell Observatory and TNL’s Sara…H McDonald Youth Theatre Present: “Sky Stories”

Time: 7:00pm NST

Arts and Science Atrium at Grenfell Campus

Join us for an inspiring and entertaining evening of stories about the beauty of the universe. TNL’s Sara…H McDonald Youth Theatre, directed by Adam Brake, will present a short dramatic piece inspired by Indigenous stories about the night sky. The show will begin at 7pm in the Arts and Science atrium. Following the show, Dr. John Bodner will give a brief talk on folklore and science, and Dr. Sveltana Barkanova will give a presentation on the physics behind the stories in AS2026. Finally, audience members will be welcomed to join in an optional tour of the Grenfell Observatory. All ages are welcome. 

Online registration is required for this free event as seating is limited. Please visit Grenfell Observatory Presents: "Sky Stories" or search Grenfell events on Eventbrite.  In partnership with Grenfell CampusNSERC PromoScience, and  Qalipu First Nation.


Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Time: 12:30-1:20pm NST

This FLIRT presentation (subtitled "Open Space") describes a scientific and cultural outreach program developed for youth in Western Newfoundland, especially rural youth, girls and Indigenous students. It will be delivered by Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, from 12:30 to 1:20 in AS 2011 on Friday, November 22nd. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your lunch!


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Grenfell Observatory Presents: "Spooky Space"

Time: 8:00-10:00pm NST

Grenfell Campus (room AS 2026)

Come and learn about some spooky space phenomena from black holes and gravitational waves to Dark Matter. A talk will be followed by a trivia game with prizes, and a visit to the Grenfell Observatory. All ages, free admission. Come in a costume for a free raffle ticket, or pay $5 to benefit the Student Physics Club. Registration required - please go to Grenfell Observatory Presents: "Spooky Space" or search for Grenfell events on Eventbrite. In partnership with Grenfell CampusNSERC PromoScienceQalipu First Nation and Parks Canada.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Parks Canada and Grenfell Observatory Present: Star Party at Trout River Pond

Time: 7:00pm NST

Come enjoy an evening of star-gazing with Parks Canada and Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, Physics Professor at Grenfell, MUN - learn about the night sky and the stars, their legends and how wild life depends on darkness. Free; no registration required; all ages. Please see Gros Morne National Park calendar of events for more information.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Grenfell Observatory Presents: “Navigating by Sky Day and Night: Past and Present”

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm NST
AS 2026
Do you know how to find the North Star? How to navigate by the Sun? Join us for a talk about Celestial Navigation with a bit of Newfoundland history, storytelling, a trivia game with prizes, and a visit to the Grenfell Observatory. All ages, free admission. Registration required - please go to Grenfell Observatory Presents: “Navigating by the Sky: Past and Present” or search for Grenfell events on Eventbrite. Part of Science Literacy Week September 16 – 22, 2019, highlighting Canada’s scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. In partnership with Grenfell CampusNSERC PromoScienceQalipu First Nationand Parks Canada.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Night at the Observatory

Time: 7:00pm NST
Registration: https://grenfellreunion2019.eventbrite.ca
Arts and Science Airport Lounge + Grenfell Observatory, Grenfell Campus
Have you ever been curious about the night sky? Join Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, a physics professor at Grenfell Campus, for a lecture about the night sky and celestial folklore, followed by tours of the Observatory, crafts and snacks.


Monday, July 22, 2019

Women in Science and Engineering TED-Style Talks

Time: 1:30pm NST

Room 2026, Arts and Science Building, Grenfell Campus
Registration: https://grenfellreunion2019.eventbrite.ca  
Join us for TED-Style Talks (10 minutes or less) from faculty and staff of Grenfell Campus, including:

  • Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, is an internationally-known researcher who joined our new physics program in 2017. She will talk about particle physics and the hunt for Dark Matter. 
  • Dr. Karen Doody is the coordinator of the Aging Research Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a biomedical researcher that is currently seeking to understand susceptibility to disease and to find potential therapies.
  • Dr. Julie Sircom is a biologist with a research interest in bees and their role as pollinators. More specifically, she is trying to understand the causes, incidents and impacts of changes in the bumblebee population. 
  • Dr. Maria Killfoil is the manager of the Makerspace in the Navigate Centre. She is a physicist that is currently helping to lead the new NSERC PromoScience Western NL program to promote science to youth in Western Newfoundland, particularly groups in rural areas, female students, and indigenous students.
  • Dr. Erin Fraser, a professor in our environmental science program, is a vertebrate biologist and her research focuses on bat biology. She is particularly interested in aspects of bat echolocation and migration. 


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grenfell Observatory Presents: "A Stellar Night with Saturn and Muin"

Time: 9:00–11:00pm NST

AS 2026

The ringed planet is at its closest and brightest now, and right next to the full Moon on 16th. Join us for a short talk about Saturn, a reading of "Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters", space trivia, and a visit to the Grenfell Observatory. All ages, free admission. Registration required - please go to GRENFELL OBSERVATORY PRESENTS: A STELLAR NIGHT WITH SATURN AND MUIN  or search for Grenfell events on Eventbrite. In partnership with Grenfell Campus, NSERC PromoScience, Parks Canada and Qalipu First Nations. Please contact observatory@grenfell.mun.ca if you would like any additional information.



Observatory

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: 4th Floor, Arts and Science Building
Phone: (709) 639-2397
Email: observatory@grenfell.mun.ca



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