The Universe may be as old as time itself – literally – but observations in recent years have uncovered remarkable new, and often unexpected, features of the cosmos. In this series of five presentations we will examine a selection of such discoveries in areas that include the Solar System, black holes, space and time, extrasolar planets, dark matter and dark energy.
Douglas Hube is a professor emeritus, Department of Physics UofA. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He is an observational astronomer who has worked at observatories in Canada, USA, Chile and South Africa. His research has included the dynamical and physical properties of close binary stars, galactic structure, the detection of black holes, and meteoritics. He is a founding member and past Chairman of the Edmonton Space Sciences Foundation and is the Associate Editor (Research) and Honorary President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. A unique honour, Minor planet 65657 1982 QB4 was named ‘Hube’ by the International Astronomical Union.