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Helen Sawyer Hogg Prize Lecture: Galaxies, Cosmology, and the Radio Telescope Revolution

June 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The community is invited to a public talk from Dr. Kristine Spekkens of Royal Military College and Queen’s University as part of the Canadian Astronomical Society’s annual meeting.

Event details:
Tuesday, June 13 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Ballroom at Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre (21 Lakeshore Drive W)

Talk description: Understanding how galaxies form and evolve within the standard cosmological framework that describes the Universe is among the biggest challenges in astronomy today. The properties of gas-rich, star-forming nearby galaxies are key to this picture, both because they resemble the Milky Way in which we live and because they make up the bulk of the galaxy population in most cosmic environments. This talk will describe the connection between galaxies, dark matter and cosmology, how the atomic gas in galaxies is a powerful cosmological probe, and how a revolution in our view of these objects and many others in the night sky is underway with a new generation of radio telescopes. These facilities are paving the way for groundbreaking discoveries with the SKA telescope – an international mega-science project in which Canada will soon be a full member.

This talk is presented by the Canadian Astronomical Society with partial funding from the University of British Columbia and other sponsors.



June 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
21 Lakeshore Dr W
Penticton, BC V2A 7M5 Canada
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Science, Technology and Engineering
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates