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March 2, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMCorbett Hall, Room 239

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Forecasting the Future

Educated Reel: Universe

View the cosmos from campus, then discover space as it was understood in 1960 through the beautifully animated documentary Universe (1960, 28 min 53 s).

Most widely known for being among the sources used by Stanley Kubrick in his 2001: A Space Odyssey, Universe is an Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning short made by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

Event Schedule

  • 6:30 p.m. Telescope Viewing outside Corbett Hall
  • 7:45 p.m. Film Presentation: Universe
  • 8:15 p.m. Short Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion Topics:

  • What we knew about the universe in 1960 and what we know now, almost 60 years later.
  • How astronomy research was done in 1960 and how it is done now.
  • The loss of the David Dunlap Observatory (where the film was shot) as a research institution because of urban sprawl/light pollution.


Dr. Douglas Hube
Professor Emeritus, Astrophysics, University of Alberta

Dr. Sharon Morsink
Associate Professor, Astrophysics, University of Alberta

Geoff Robertson
Vice President, RASC Edmonton Centre

Luca Vanzella
Past President, RASC Edmonton Centre (moderator)

Date & Time

March 2, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Corbett Hall, Room 239

$10 (includes telescope viewing, popcorn, drink)


Event is currently at capacity, if you wish to be placed on the wait list please email

Questions? Contact:

Krista Philpott

Alumni | Edmonton