The Manitoba Museum presents [email protected], a bi-weekly series of FREE virtual programming inviting Manitobans to explore the universe.
Join Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young as we identify constellations and planets in the real sky, discover upcoming celestial events, and look at trending space science and astronomy news.
As pioneering Canadian astronomer Helen Sawyer Hogg always said, “The stars belong to everyone.” Learn how to find your stars and get to know the night sky. [email protected] takes place on the first and third Thursday of every month.
UPCOMING EPISODES OF [email protected]
[email protected] | DECEMBER 1, 2022 | 7 PM CDT EVENT CANCELLED
On the evening of December 7, the Earth’s Moon will pass in front of the Red Planet Mars, a rare event that is perfectly placed for Canadian skywatchers. This week on [email protected], we’ll preview this unusual eclipse and look at Mars and the Moon up close.
Plus, we’ll take a look at the winter constellations and have updates on more cool space stuff!
[email protected] SPECIAL EVENT: MARTIAN ECLIPSE LIVE STREAM |
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022 | 8:30 PM CDT
This week we have a rare event: the moon passes in front of the red planet Mars in a special type of eclipse called an occultation. Join us live on Wednesday, December 7 starting at 8:30 pm to watch the eclipse through the [email protected] telescope cameras, find out how and why it happens, and share your images and experiences of this rare event!
[email protected] SPECIAL EVENT: GEMINID METEOR SHOWER LIVE STREAM |
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2022 | 8:00 PM CDT
Image: Alexander Andrews/Unsplash
The best meteor shower of the year occurs in the crisp skies of winter. Join us on Tuesday for a live stream of the meteor shower using a special all-sky meteor camera. Better yet, bundle up and get away from city lights to take in the show yourself – you don’t need any special equipment, just a clear sky and a way to stay warm!
We’ll also take a look at the planets Jupiter and Mars through our video telescope between meteors.
[email protected] | DECEMBER 14, 2022 | 7 PM CDT
Image: Timothy Boocock
For our last live show of 2022, we will celebrate the [email protected] family: you, the audience! In this special double-length episode we’ll look at some of the best viewer images, chat with various special guests live, and look ahead to the best celestial events and cool space stuff of 2023.
[email protected] is free!