The Manitoba Museum presents [email protected], a weekly series of video programming inviting Manitobans to explore the universe.
After every episode, we’ll post a link to our YouTube channel on this page so you can watch past shows and access resources at your convenience.
Stay tuned for weekly updates, downloadable resources, and more.
[email protected] | APRIL 8 | 7 PM CDT
The big skies of the prairies are perfect for stargazing. See what constellations and planets will be visible this spring, and get ready for Yuri’s Night, a worldwide space party celebrating the first human to fly in space.
[email protected]: Episode 1
January 7 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll explore the planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, three of the planets visible to the unaided eye. Learn the latest about these mysterious worlds, including the possibilities of life on their surfaces, in their atmospheres, or on their nearby moons. Plus, make a sky shield to help you see the real stars better, and learn to tell time by the stars.
[email protected]: Episode 2
January 14 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll explore our nearest neighbour in space: the Moon. Discover the pattern behind the moon’s changing appearance, and explore the craters of the moon up close through a telescope. Plus, find constellations and planets in the night sky.
[email protected]: Episode 3
January 21 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll focus on the planet with the most unfortunate name in the solar system: Uranus. Dimly visible to the unaided eye, this week it is close to Mars in the sky, making it the best time to try and spot it. This week is also the 35th anniversary of the first robotic flyby of Uranus. What do we know about this strange planet that is the butt of so many jokes? Plus, we’ll start creating our solar system scale model, and listen to the conclusion of our epic constellation story from the last two episodes.
[email protected]: Episode 4
January 28 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll explore some of the best-known constellations of winter, including Orion the Hunter. Discover Orion’s strange red star Betelgeuse, and learn how it (and other stars) get their names. Plus, our weekly star maps, watching the Space Station pass overhead, and tracking down the elusive planet Mercury. We’ll also work on the second part of our solar system model!
[email protected]: Episode 5
February 4 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll discover how stars are born, and what happens after that. We’ll track down baby stars, teenager stars, adult stars, and senior citizen stars in the winter sky. We’ll also build our own rockets, and hear about the amazing rockets built right here in Manitoba. We’ll also find Taurus the Bull, the first Zodiac constellation to be featured in our “Connect the Dots” segment.
[email protected]: Episode 6
February 11 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll follow the ongoing human invasion of Mars, with three robotic spacecraft arriving at the Red Planet this week. We’ll find out what it takes to land on another planet, and you can try your hand at making your own Mars lander. We’ll also explore the constellation of Gemini the Twins, and highlight the celestial sights you can see this week.
[email protected]: Episode 7
February 18 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll continue our coverage of the ongoing human invasion of Mars, with the latest images of and discoveries from the Red Planet. We’ll take a look at your Mars Lander creations, and issue a challenge to all of you wanna-be astronauts. In our “Connect the Dots” segment, we’ll feature Auriga the Charioteer, a strange constellation with some interesting stories. Plus, a rundown of the interesting things you can see in the sky for the coming week.
[email protected]: Episode 8
February 25 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll look at one of the more popular astronomical references on the internet – the Super Moon – and find out what’s so super about it anyway? In our “Connect the Dots” segment we’ll find two dogs that follow Orion the Hunter around the sky, and build an adjustable star map that is good all year long.
[email protected]: Episode 9
March 4 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll discover what we’re supposed to be “saving” with Daylight Savings Time which starts next weekend, and watch the planet Mars pass between a pair of star clusters. In our “Connect the Dots” segment we’ll find Cancer the Crab. We’ll also look back at the last ten years of spaceflight since the last Space Shuttle landed
[email protected]: Episode 10
March 11 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we celebrate the International Day of Planetariums with an activity to make your own star projector. We’ll also talk about one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt. In our “Connect the Dots” segment we’ll discover Leo the Lion, one of the constellations of the Zodiac.
[email protected]: EPISODE 11
MARCH 18 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll celebrate a Canadian scientist with a connection to our moon, look at different ways to stay current with what’s up in the night sky, and watch Jupiter appear in the morning sky. In our “Connect the Dots” segment we’ll revisit the constellation of Ursa Major, aka the Big Dipper, and see how it foretells the coming of spring.
[email protected]: EPISODE 12
MARCH 25 | 7 PM CST
In this week’s episode, we’ll look at comets, those icy visitors from the outer solar system, and look back to one of the brightest comets of the 20th century. In our “Connect the Dots” segment we’ll find a constellation that looks like a giant ice cream cone, and turn off our lights for science as part of Earth Hour.
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