Category Archives: astronomy

AstroMcGill Episode 70 – Tom Prince



Tom Prince visited McGill as part of the opening of the new McGill Space Institute. We talk to Tom about his work with the Palomar Transient Factory and the upcoming Zwicky Transient Facility.

Guest: Tom Prince (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Emilie Parent.

Duration: 25 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.

 


AstroMcGill Episode 69 – Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell



We were visited by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars during her graduate studies in the 1960s. She talks to us about the still highly active field of pulsar astronomy and her varied career since their discovery. We also discuss her tireless advocacy for women in physics and astronomy.

Guest: Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University).

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Gabrielle Simard.

Duration: 20 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.


AstroMcGill Episode 44 – Anna Frebel



Guest: Anna Frebel (MIT).

Anna studies very old stars, almost as old as the Universe itself. We discussed the implication of their existence and how she is looking for these peculiar and very faint stars. She also posts videos sharing her experiences at some of the largest telescopes in the world. Check out her YouTube channel.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 28 minutes

 


AstroMcGill Episode 3 – George Helou



Guest: George Helou, Executive director of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at CalTech, and deputy director of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Science team. We discussed his scientific research: Space infrared astronomy and galaxies.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 24 minutes.