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Science Talks: U of A Space Program: An Eye in the Sky

University of Alberta student group AlbertaSat made history in 2017 when they launched the first made-in-Alberta satellite, Ex-Alta 1. Now the group is set to launch their second satellite, Ex-Alta 2, to capture wildfire data from orbit and continue the space weather monitoring started on their first mission. Join us to hear from Katelyn Ball, Faculty of Science alumna and former AlbertaSat deputy project manager, and Ian Mann, AlbertaSat faculty advisor and professor in the Department of Physics, on what it’s like to build and launch space vehicles, work with the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, and test space equipment in zero gravity.
Note: Due to technical issues, the recording is unavailable.

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Science Talks: Climate change on Canada's highest peak

In May of this year, ice core scientist Alison Criscitiello and her team drilled a record-breaking 327m high-altitude ice core on Mount Logan's brutal summit plateau. She and her team climbed Logan and then spent two weeks on the plateau drilling what may be the longest climate record in the North Pacific, and the oldest non-polar ice on earth. The geography and conditions of Logan's high plateau offer what is generally only possible at the poles: tens of thousands of years worth of climate data — critical to understanding past climate trends so we can predict future change. 

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Science Talks: Software Development - Building Better Code through Reuse

We depend on software systems in almost every aspect of our daily lives, with the hope that these systems do what they are supposed to do. Creating this software is complicated — what software libraries do we use, and how do we ensure code is free of defects? Join Sarah Nadi, assistant professor in the Department of Computing Science and Canada Research Chair in Software Reuse to learn key aspects of how software is developed and how innovative techniques using software tracing data are helping software developers create better, more reliable software to benefit us all.

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