RASC Vancouver Monthly Meeting

Alan McConnachie from the University of Victoria will speak on "Big puzzles with small galaxies: galaxy formation and the problems with the tiniest galaxies."

 

You can find an SFU campus map here: http://www.sfu.ca/fs/files/Campus_Profile/Campus_Maps/sfu_new_campus_map_2k13_50x34grid06e.pdf

 

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  • Paul

    I agree with others: it was a great talk and I learned a lot about dwarf galaxies and how observations of them can be used to test various cosmological hypotheses.
    I also agree with Karl's comment that a portable microphone would have made a huge difference. The speaker was in constant motion, and I missed much of what he said when he was away from the mike.

    September 13, 2013

  • David A.

    I'll echo the other commenters in saying that Alan McConnachie's presentation was really fantastic - an abundance of thought-provoking concepts regarding dwarf galaxies and dark matter. I definitely left smarter!

    September 13, 2013

  • J.Karl M.

    Some new ideas about Dark Matter and dwarf galaxies. I think that in future, the speaker and audience would benefit from a portable, wireless microphone.

    September 13, 2013

  • Scott M.

    Fantastic presentation. Nights like this are why I joined RASC. I'm gonna try image one of these dwarf galaxies tomorrow night.

    September 13, 2013

  • Gavin M.

    One of the best presentations ever, Alan McConnachie really stimulated the old brain and left it wanting more.

    September 12, 2013

  • Art P.

    That was a fantastic talk by Alan McConnachie ! He had an 'entertaining' angle and a sense of humour, great visuals, and compelling simulations -- one of the best talks I've attended. I shall never look at any galaxy the same way again -- especially the dwarves.

    September 12, 2013

  • Scott M.

    I have updated the map to indicate where you can find public parking. It's a flat rate... something like $3.50 to park from 6pm until 6am. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=49.27724,-122.91054200000002

    September 12, 2013

  • Shawn C.

    Hello all,

    Are any of you aware of the epsilon Perseids? Reports out of Europe say they have seen a burst of over 50 meteors per hour and more bursts are expected. Just wondering if anyone wants to meet up tonight. http://spaceweather.com/

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Honey

      Hey.. I saw three meteors last night.. another tonight. Regardless of the meetup, I'm going out tmrw.

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Michael L.

    The weather is looking fine, the moon is still crescent waxing. Any chance of setting up telescopes at SFU after tomorrow nights meeting?

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • Honey

    Quite excited to come to this! It will be the first time I meet all of you.. hope you guys don't bite.. too hard..

    September 11, 2013

  • M G.

    Hi! Is there any free parking at SFU at that time?

    September 10, 2013

    • Leigh C.

      Hi there, sorry but no. After 5pm it is 3.50 for all night. I think you might want to check the map for public parking. Leigh

      September 11, 2013

  • Sean M.

    How long is this meetup going to go for? I was thinking I might be able to catch the tail end of it.

    September 10, 2013

    • Suzanna N.

      Hi Sean. The RASC lectures always have some RASC business to attend to at first which is about 10 - 15 minutes. Then the lecture itself is about 60 minutes with a question and answer thereafter. Finally ending with coffee and cookies. We are usually done by 10 pm. Regards, Suzanna - RASC Vice President

      September 10, 2013

  • Howard T.

    JJ: No fees! With only extremely rare exceptions, RASC events are free.

    September 9, 2013

    • jj

      Awesome- thank's so much for replying rather quickly!

      September 9, 2013

  • jj

    any fees?

    September 9, 2013

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