Splashdown

A very short podcast about space and astronomy in Montreal, talking with local artists, astronomers, and scientists.

Apr 26, 2021: Les Microcosmes

Lundi, 26 avril, 2021 - 12:28 PM

In 2017, Daphnée Côté-Hallé began 'Les Microcosmes', space-inspired art collages with vintage flair. We talk about her inspirations and how the New Space era we're in might be influencing the art market.

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Mar 29, 2021: Next Gen RASC

Lundi, 29 mars, 2021 - 12:06 AM

In June 2020, during the peak of the Black Lives Matter protests, it felt like our institutions had to have internal reflections on what they wanted to be and represent. Emilie Laflèche, along with others, has helped create a committee inside of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to address the changing demographics of amateur astronomy in Canada.

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Mar 22, 2021: Finding Exoplanets in Montréal

Lundi, 22 mars, 2021 - 6:00 AM

Lisa Dang is a PhD student at McGill University and uses a really unique method of finding planets outside of our solar system. It sounds like science fiction, but the process uses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity to get it done.

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Mar 8, 2021: Urban Astro-Photography

Lundi, 8 mars, 2021 - 6:00 AM

When you think of astrophotography, you typically imagine heading outside of the city to take photos in dark skies. And Samer Hobeika does this! But with his company, Zenderfull, he does a lot more. We talk about taking space photos in an urban environment and the experiences he wants to show people beyond nice photos on social media.

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Feb 22, 2021: Re-Entry

Lundi, 22 février, 2021 - 6:00 AM

The day NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18th, 2021, Montréal animator Ita Sonnenschein uploaded a wonderful animation of its entry through the Martian atmosphere. We talk about her work, vaporwave, and how the exciting space era we currently live in will affect her art in the future.

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Feb 15, 2021: Mars Time

Lundi, 15 février, 2021 - 6:00 AM

NASA's Perseverance rover is landing Thursday, February 18th. Erin Gibbons is a scientist living here in Montréal who will be studying data from the rover and looking for signs of life. In order for Erin to do this, she must adapt to "Mars Time".

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