Splashdown

A weekly 15-minute podcast about what will be visible in the sky for the week, plus interviews with Montréal artists, astronomers, and scientists about space.

Mar 29, 2021: Next Gen RASC

Monday, March 29, 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

Monday, March 22, 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

Monday, March 8, 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

Monday, February 22, 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

Monday, February 15, 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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