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July

| Event Location: Join via zoom | Speaker: Jennifer Howse (Rothney Astrophys. Obs.)

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Wayfinding Under Blackfoot Skies is a new project at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. This project involves the development of scientific based programs that investigate and explore Indigenous methods of celestial observation and the practical articulation of navigating by the stars. The core themes for the Wayfinding under Blackfoot Skies programs are a joining of Indigenous and Western science ideologies. I will talk about my research and how the observatory is working towards blending traditional knowledge into our programming and exhibits.

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Add to Calendar 2020-07-13T15:00:00 2020-07-13T16:00:00 Wayfinding Under Blackfoot Skies Wayfinding Under Blackfoot Skies is a new project at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. This project involves the development of scientific based programs that investigate and explore Indigenous methods of celestial observation and the practical articulation of navigating by the stars. The core themes for the Wayfinding under Blackfoot Skies programs are a joining of Indigenous and Western science ideologies. I will talk about my research and how the observatory is working towards blending traditional knowledge into our programming and exhibits. Event Location: Join via zoom

July

| Event Location: Connect via zoom | Speaker: Andrew Robertson (UBC)

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225Ac is an alpha-emitting radionuclide that has shown remarkable potential for use in targeted alpha therapy of late stage metastatic diseases, most notably prostate cancer. However, 225Ac-radiopharmaceutical development remains limited by the insufficient availability of the radionuclide, despite multiple efforts to increase 225Ac supply via alternative methods that avoid the use of nuclear weapons material.

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Add to Calendar 2020-07-16T16:00:00 2020-07-16T17:00:00 225-Actinium production at TRIUMF: combining physics, engineering, and chemistry for medicine 225Ac is an alpha-emitting radionuclide that has shown remarkable potential for use in targeted alpha therapy of late stage metastatic diseases, most notably prostate cancer. However, 225Ac-radiopharmaceutical development remains limited by the insufficient availability of the radionuclide, despite multiple efforts to increase 225Ac supply via alternative methods that avoid the use of nuclear weapons material. Event Location: Connect via zoom

July

| Event Location: Connect via zoom | Speaker: Tyrone Woods (HAA)

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The discovery of billion solar mass quasars at redshifts of 6–7 challenges our understanding of the early Universe; how did such massive objects form in the first billion years? Observational constraints and numerical simulations increasingly favour the "direct collapse" scenario. In this case, an atomically-cooled halo of primordial composition accretes rapidly onto a single protostellar core, ultimately collapsing through the Chandrasekhar-Feynman instability to produce a supermassive (~100,000 solar mass) "seed" black hole.

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Add to Calendar 2020-07-20T15:00:00 2020-07-20T16:00:00 The origin of the most massive high redshift quasars The discovery of billion solar mass quasars at redshifts of 6–7 challenges our understanding of the early Universe; how did such massive objects form in the first billion years? Observational constraints and numerical simulations increasingly favour the "direct collapse" scenario. In this case, an atomically-cooled halo of primordial composition accretes rapidly onto a single protostellar core, ultimately collapsing through the Chandrasekhar-Feynman instability to produce a supermassive (~100,000 solar mass) "seed" black hole. Event Location: Connect via zoom

August

| Event Location: Connect via zoom | Speaker: Abedin Abedin (HAA)

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The Edgeworth-Kuiper belt (EKB) is a torus-shaped agglomeration of small icy bodies, just beyond the orbit of Neptune. Due to their distant location, these objects are believed to be relatively pristine and may hold the key to understanding the formation of the Solar System. Until recently, EKB objects (EKBOs) were poorly characterized, primarily due to their large heliocentric distances.

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Add to Calendar 2020-08-03T15:00:00 2020-08-03T16:00:00 Collision probabilities in the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt The Edgeworth-Kuiper belt (EKB) is a torus-shaped agglomeration of small icy bodies, just beyond the orbit of Neptune. Due to their distant location, these objects are believed to be relatively pristine and may hold the key to understanding the formation of the Solar System. Until recently, EKB objects (EKBOs) were poorly characterized, primarily due to their large heliocentric distances. Event Location: Connect via zoom

August

| Event Location: Connect via zoom | Speaker: Jason Kalirai (JHU APL)

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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is the largest University Affiliated Research Center in the USA.  A core part of the Lab's mission is to provide critical contributions to some of the biggest challenges facing space exploration, through development of innovative technologies, engineering, and space science missions and instruments.

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Add to Calendar 2020-08-06T16:00:00 2020-08-06T17:00:00 Space Exploration and Applied Physics The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is the largest University Affiliated Research Center in the USA.  A core part of the Lab's mission is to provide critical contributions to some of the biggest challenges facing space exploration, through development of innovative technologies, engineering, and space science missions and instruments. Event Location: Connect via zoom