Splashdown

A weekly 15-minute podcast about what will be visible in the sky for the week, plus interviews with Montréal artists, astronomers, and scientists about space.

Mar 8, 2021: Urban Astro-Photography

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 6:00 AM

When you think of astrophotography, you typically imagine heading outside of the city to take photos in dark skies. And Samer Hobeika does this! But with his company, Zenderfull, he does a lot more. We talk about taking space photos in an urban environment and the experiences he wants to show people beyond nice photos on social media.

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Feb 22, 2021: Re-Entry

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:00 AM

The day NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18th, 2021, Montréal animator Ita Sonnenschein uploaded a wonderful animation of its entry through the Martian atmosphere. We talk about her work, vaporwave, and how the exciting space era we currently live in will affect her art in the future.

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Feb 15, 2021: Mars Time

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 6:00 AM

NASA's Perseverance rover is landing Thursday, February 18th. Erin Gibbons is a scientist living here in Montréal who will be studying data from the rover and looking for signs of life. In order for Erin to do this, she must adapt to "Mars Time".

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