Join AstroMcGill and the McGill Space Institute for a viewing party for the partial solar eclipse on 21 August 2017 (including a live-stream of the full eclipse. We will provide eclipse glasses and solar telescopes staffed by AstroMcGill volunteers so that participants can safely view the eclipse. Volunteers will also be on hand to explain the science behind the eclipse, answer questions and lead hands-on activities related to the Sun, Moon and Earth.
Every second, millions of these particles pass through our bodies without us knowing. Some of them come from deep space, traveling at incredible speeds and stopping for no one. And while we are surrounded by them, they are so elusive that they are almost impossible to detect...that is unless you have a cubic kilometer of Antarctic ice at your disposal! This talk will explore the intriguing properties of astrophysical neutrinos, and explain how the IceCube Observatory in Antartica is trying to figure out where these elusive messengers are coming from.