10 episodes

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.

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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.

    Dec 28: Webb Telescope, Post-Launch Thoughts

    Dec 28: Webb Telescope, Post-Launch Thoughts

    An interview with Nathalie Ouellette just hours after the Webb Telescope successfully launched into space on December 25, 2021.

    • 26 min
    Dec 26: Webb Telescope, Pre-Launch Thoughts

    Dec 26: Webb Telescope, Pre-Launch Thoughts

    An interview with Nathalie Ouellette, JWST Outreach Scientist at the University of Montréal collaborating with the Canadian Space Agency. This was recorded on December 24, 2021, to get Nathalie's feelings about Webb the night before this historic, once-in-a-generation launch.

    • 26 min
    Oct 28: Astronomy + Urban Landscapes

    Oct 28: Astronomy + Urban Landscapes

    Talking with AJ Korkidakis about how he got his shot of the Moon rising over the abandoned Canada Malting Silos in St Henri in September 2021.

    • 15 min
    Aug 25, 2021: La Fontaine Lobsters

    Aug 25, 2021: La Fontaine Lobsters

    There's a mystery in the water's of Parc La Fontaine: head to the waters there at night in the summertime, and you'll see lobster-like creatures along the shore. Master's student at McGill, Noemie Sheppard, tells us why.

    • 15 min
    Apr 26, 2021: Les Microcosmes

    Apr 26, 2021: Les Microcosmes

    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.

    • 11 min
    Mar 29, 2021: Next Gen RASC

    Mar 29, 2021: Next Gen RASC

    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.

    • 14 min

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