The Manitoba Museum presents [email protected], a 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, Thursdays at 7 pm.
UPCOMING EPISODES OF [email protected]
[email protected] | SEPTEMBER 23 | 7 PM CDT
Image credit: The Manitoba Museum/S. Young
This week is the autumnal equinox – the official beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere. What does that mean, both in terms of the coming weather and the constellations we can see?
We’ll also track down the most distant object you can see with your unaided eyes – a galaxy more than two and a half million light years away!
Plus the constellations, planets, and cool space stuff.
[email protected] | SEPTEMBER 30 | NO SHOW
In respect of Truth and Reconciliation Day, [email protected] will be not be airing this week. Join us again on October 7!
[email protected] | OCTOBER 7 | 7 PM CDT
Image credit: ESA/JAXA
It’s New Moon, bringing the darkest skies of the month. We’ll head outside of the city and take a look at what you can see when the Moon is out of the sky. We’ll also look at what the very darkness of the night sky tells us about the basic nature of the Universe.
Plus, an update from the joint European-Japanese BepiColumbo spacecraft that just flew past Mercury!
[email protected] | OCTOBER 14 | 7 PM CDT
Image credit: CalTech
On this week’s [email protected], we’ll look at the dwarf planets of our solar system. Some, like Ceres, used to be called asteroids; others, like Pluto, were full-fledged planets. Now we have five dwarf planets, and will likely discover many more. What do we know about them?
Plus, the moon passes Jupiter and Saturn in the evening sky, and more cool space stuff.
[email protected] | OCTOBER 21 | 7 PM CDT
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
This week we’ll feature the elusive planet Mercury. Closest to the sun and always tough to see, the innermost planet is putting on its best morning appearance of the year right now. We’ll look at how to spot it and take a peek at some of the strange features of Mercury.
Plus, an update on the Orionid meteor shower, and other cool space stuff.
[email protected] | OCTOBER 28 | 7 PM CDT
Image credit: NASA/JPL-CalTech
Invisible… irresistible… unknowable. Black holes are one of the universe’s strangest denizens, and the most popular question topic for our viewers. This Hallowe’en week, we’ll examine black holes in detail, and answer the many questions we’ve seen from our viewers regarding these massive objects.
Plus, a little Hallowe’en sky lore and a look ahead at November.
[email protected] is free!