Excursion – the Art and Science of Making Beer

NSIS invites you to participate in our planned excursion in October on the subject of “The Art and Science of Making Beer.” Details are contained in the excursion poster. It will take place at the Garrison Brewery in Halifax and will include a lecture by Dr. Gordon McOuat (U. King’s) and a tour of the facilities to see the art and science in action. The excursion is open to NSIS members and their guests, and the cost is $20/person.

The event will be start at 7:00pm on either Sat. Oct. 8th or Fri., Oct. 14th, depending on which date is preferred by the most people.

Please let Hank Bird know of your interest in attending via e-mail at hbird@eastlink.ca. Indicate if you will bring a guest and on which date you can attend (or both).

Public Lecture – 2 May 2016

You are invited to attend the public lecture on May 2, 2016.

Time: 7:30pm
Location: University Club, Dalhousie University, 6259 Alumni Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Speaker: Aldona Wiacek
Department of Environmental Science, Department of Astronomy & Physics, Saint Mary’s University
Title: What is in the air we breathe

Abstract: Canadians have access to air quality reports that detail a small number of gases and aerosols, but the more complex chemical nature of our air environment is left unmonitored and poorly understood. Dr. Wiacek will review the Nova Scotian air quality context and describe her own research using a new remote sensing technique.

Please note the location of this lecture. This lecture follows the 155th Annual General Meeting of the NSIS and the Dinner.

Public Lecture – 4 April 2016

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Speaker: Dr. Brian Todd
Geological Survey of Canada – Atlantic
Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)
Title: Submarine Glacial Landforms: The Imprint of Ice Sheets on the World’s Continental Margins

In the last 20 years, the development of detailed seafloor mapping technology and ice-breaking ships have advanced the study of seafloor sediments and submarine glacial landforms, especially in the polar regions. As offshore hydrocarbon exploration and development extends to these high latitudes, a better understanding of the seafloor sediments and landforms is of increasing importance to governments, academia, and industry. Quite a range of glacial landforms can be found offshore of Atlantic Canada. Dr. Todd will discuss what these landforms reveal about the extent of glaciation on our continental shelf and its context within the glacier-influenced seafloors of the world.

All are welcome but seating is limited so “first come first served.”

NSIS AGM, Dinner, and Lecture – 2 May 2016

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, Dinner, and Lecture of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the University Club, Dalhousie University, 6259 Alumni Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Schedule of Events

5:00pm         155th Annual General Meeting of the NSIS

6:00pm         Dinner

7:30pm         Public lecture by Dr. Aldona Wiacek, Saint Mary’s University: “What is in the air we breathe”

Please complete and mail the attached form with your cheque made out to the NS Institute of Science to:

Treasurer, Nova Scotian Institute of Science

c/o Reference and Research Services, Killam Memorial Library,

6225 University Avenue, PO Box 15000,

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3H 4R2

The deadline for the receipt of payment for the banquet is Friday 22nd April 2016 as the banquet venue requires adequate notice to prepare for this event.

Public Lecture by Dr. Arthur B. McDonald, Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics – 14 March 2016

Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotian Institute of Science is pleased to invite you to the public lecture presented by the 2015 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Dr. Arthur B. McDonald.

Dr. McDonald, a Dalhousie alumnus twice over, will return to his alma mater and home province to share his ground breaking work in a public lecture for the Halifax community: How to Know a Neutrino from a Hole in the Ground.

Read more about Dr. McDonald on Dal News and the abstract of the talk.

The lecture will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 p. m. in the Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie University, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue, Halifax, N.S. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Reception to follow.

Please note that capacity is limited in the Ondaatje Hall. There will be a live stream of Dr. McDonald’s lecture next door in the Scotiabank Auditorium in the Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building. Seats in both venues will be given on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 6:45 p. m.

NSIS Facebook Page

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science invites you to connect with us by joining our new NSIS Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/novascotianinstituteofscience/

Public Lecture – 7 March 2016

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Speaker: Dr. Mark Deptuck
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
Title: Large Asteroid and the Nova Scotian Continental Shelf

About 51 million years ago a large asteroid struck the continental shelf off of south-western Nova Scotia. The impact was catastrophic, leaving a 67 km wide crater and triggering one of the largest debris avalanches ever recorded. Dr. Deptuck will discuss this historical disaster in detail, and talk about how marine impact events such as this affect the area around them.

All are welcome but seating is limited so “first come first served.”

Public Lectures for 2015-2016

NSIS is pleased to announce the public lectures for 2015-2016. Download our 2015-2016 Brochure for more information on the lecture series and the NSIS.

Public Lecture – 5 October 2015

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Museum of Natural History auditorium, 1747 Summer St. Halifax.
Speaker: Dr. Mark Obrovac
Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Title: New Frontiers in Battery Chemistry

Recent years have seen advances in energy storage and innovative work on alternate battery chemistries. Battery materials with the potential to increase storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries could prolong the life of batteries powering electric cars. Magnesium- or sodium-ion batteries could result in lowered battery prices, and more energy storage capacity than lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Obrovac will present an overview of these new battery technologies and discuss their potential for commercialization.

Conference on the Science and History of Sable Island, May 1-2, 2015

NSIS is pleased to be part of the conference on the Science and History of Sable Island, May 1-2, 2015, at the Alumni Hall of the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Friday’s session runs from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. and is open to the public and it includes presentations and a panel discussion on the significance of Sable Island. Saturday admission is by registration and the session runs from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes talks and posters on Sable Island. Artists and other friends of Sable Island will also be present with Sable Island mementos.

The conference poster is attached. More information is available on the Sable Island Conference 2015 web page.

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