Oct 6, 2013
Feature Guest: Jill Tarter
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. No other space-related program so effectively stirs our emotions, symbolizes our sense of hope and optimism for the future, or provokes philosophical debates about the meaning of our life and our place in the universe. Today Justin Trottier talks...
Sep 22, 2013
Feature Guest: Wayne Ellis
The weekend of November 14 to 16 in Ottawa the Canadian Space Society will be hosting their annual space summit, with keynote speakers including the President of the Canadian Space Agency, the associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate at NASA, and leading...
Sep 8, 2013
Feature Guest: Martin Laforest
Martin Laforest joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to discuss the fascinating, complex and bizarre world of the quantum. After describing the Institute for Quantum Computing and the uniqueness of its home, the University of Waterloo and the technological industrial hub of...
Aug 10, 2013
“When beggars die there are no comets seen. The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
- William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2
Feature Guest: David Levy
As we are quickly learning, our solar system is anything but quiet. Today we celebrate the very dynamic and violent place...
Jul 27, 2013
Feature Guest: Anne-Marie Weijmans
Dark matter and galaxies turn out to live together as intimate partners. What role did dark matter play in the formation, characteristics and subsequent evolution of galaxies in our universe? And what do our studies of galaxies in turn teach us about the nature of dark matter haloes?...