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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 04:15 to 07:17 ET
Location: Your backyard!
This is a dawn eclipse for Kingston. Totality starts shortly before astronomical twilight and ends just after moonset (and sunrise). As an added attraction, Uranus is only 1° from the Moon. (See page 132 of the 2014 Observer's Handbook for full eclipse details.)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 21:00 to 23:00 ET
Speaker: Dr. Dave Hanes (Queen's University)
Galileo's Life and Contributions to the Scientific Community
Location: Ellis Hall Auditorium & 4th Floor, Queen's University
Orbit is a play that follows the trials and tribulations of Galileo’s daughters, whom he consigned to a nunnery. Playwright Jennifer Wise was inspired by the content of real letters that were exchanged between Galileo and his eldest daughter, Virginia. Ahead of this event, the Queen’s Department of Drama has teamed up with the Department of Physics and... more
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:30 ET
Speaker: Randall Rosenfeld, RASC Archivist
"What's in the constellation Crater, how Newton got fifty bottles of champagne, and when Halley drank brandy and swore - the surprising history of astronomy and alcohol"
Location: Ellis Hall, Room 324, Queen's University