The Yukon Astronomical Society is pleased to invite members of the Yukon Science Institute, to join us on Monday March 7th, 2016 for a presentation on Exoplanets.
Our Guest Speaker will present an overview of how exoplanets are observed, and the major things we have learned from them. Christa Van Laerhoven is a Planetary Scientist and Orbital Dynamicist from the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. Christa gained her PhD from the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona in May 2014. She has a B.Sc. from UBC in Physics and Astronomy (Honours), and was an ex-president of the UBC Physics Society. Christa is also an OSIRIS-REx Ambassador and a panelist on reddit.com's AskScience.
The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is a nationally supported research centre located at the University of Toronto that is devoted to studying the origin and evolution of the universe, and the many wonderful phenomena revealed by modern astronomy.
The 45 minute presentation will be held at the Yukon College, room A2402 (http://yukonastronomicalsociety.com/our-programs/meetings/). The YAS will be holding its regular session that night, so we ask that your members join us either at the beginning of the evening 19:00 hrs, or during the break, which is between our 1st and 2nd period 19:45 until 20:00 hrs, so as not to disrupt the session. The presentation will begin at 20:00 hrs.
The topics covered in the first period will include: the Local Coordinates System, VIDEO: Learn How Get Oriented in the Night Sky for Stargazing, and Measuring Angles in the Sky. Your members are welcome to attend.
Please contact the Yukon Astronomical Society <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions regarding this presentation.