With Éric Richard (Directeur des services éducatifs, Les amis de la montagne) and Kakwiron:aron Cook (Aboriginal Outreach, McGill)
Join the members of the McGill Astronomy club and the members of the Redpath Museum club for an evening of geology and star gazing. Event starts in the Redpath Museum Auditorium with an introduction to the fascinating science of earth and the heavens. Followed by a walk up Mont Royal for star gazing. Weather permitting. Free, everyone welcome. No reservation necessary.
By Denis Brault, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas.
The biographies written in Greek by Plutarch in the middle of the first century of our era introduced some interesting parallels in the lives of the Great Men of Ancient Greek and Roman history. How similar - and how different - were Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Demosthenes and Cicero?
With musical accompaniment by cellist Vincent Bélanger.
Part of a Public Reading Series.
With Dr. Frederic Bertley (Vice-President, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia). This presentation includes an introduction to the importance of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). Coorganized by The Garvey Institute, The Franklin Institute and the Redpath Museum.
FREE, everyone welcome. No reservation necessary.
The Redpath Museum is pleased to announce a new award for undergraduate students:
By Guy Moore (Associate Professor, Physics, McGill)
In this talk, the first of the New Nature series, Catherine Polcz will explore the curious story and cultural meaning of Dürer's rhinocerus, a 1515 woodblock print made by the German artist Albrecht Dürer. Given as a gift to the Portugeuse king Manuel I, the rendered rhinocerus was the first seen in Europe since Roman times. Despite the animal's short life and tragic death, the rhinocerus quickly became an emblem of both Roman antiquity and an expanding world.
(2004). A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.
(2010). Filmed over nearly three years, this film follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage.