Let’s Talk Astrophysics is a free 2 day online symposium occurring online on February 20 and 21, 1pm – 4pm Eastern. The symposium is meant to foster a love of science, leadership, and skill development in 15-18 year old students in grades 11 & 12 through hands-on experience using real scientific data alongside top scientists. Activities were carefully crafted and led by scientists and award-winning university instructors. The Saturday program is open to all members of the public.
Participants will have the chance to meet and hear from astronomers before searching for the elusive Dark Matter using real data from a space satellite. You’ll be able to seek scientific and career advice from leading astronomers and undergraduate researchers. You’ll also l earn about the Gaia space observatory and Nobeyama Radio Observatory and use real scientific data to search for signs for the elusive Dark Matter – one of the most important and on-going scientific questions of the century Explore the cosmos in this FREE program and learn to use advanced scientific tools with the close guidance of leading scientists. All-star panels of scientists and top student researchers will speak about a range of topics, from careers in space science to cutting-edge astrophysical research. Students will have hands-on guided instruction on astrophysical analysis and computing tools used by scientists at every level.
Participants who complete the workshop will be granted a certificate awarded from Queen’s University and the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, indicating their advanced scientific experience.