On Birth, March 2, 2011

WIDEN: On Birth 4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Grad Room at Graduate House, 66 Harbord St. RSVP on Facebook All welcome. No advance registration required. Presentations: The Birth of Stars, Planets and the Origins of Life Dennis Duffin (Astrophysics) How are stars born? When and how do they make the planets we see in […]

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On Space, April 14 2009

Portraits of Planets in Other Solar Systems Bryce Croll, Astronomy Over 300 planets have been discovered to date in solar systems other than our own. The characteristics of these planets have been odder and more diverse than our simple theories suggested and that we could even imagine in our wildest dreams. In the past 15 […]

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On the Supernatural, October 30 2009

Supernovae: Bridge to the Supernatural Santiago Gonzalez, Astronomy We report anguishing tales of death and afterlife in the fascinating world of stars in space. Occasionally, the normally peaceful and harmonious ambiance of your galactic neighbourhood is disturbed by dreadful and terrible catastrophic events. What you thought was a nice cute blue giant star suddenly collapses […]

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