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Summer Program Course D

Planets: Near and Far
Throughout the centuries, humans have gazed into the sky trying to answer fundamental questions about the nature and origin of our planet, our Sun, our galaxy, and our universe. The quest to understand our place in the universe, the life on Earth and the prospects for life elsewhere in the universe touches on the most profound questions of human existence. This course will address these questions through scholarly debate on interdisciplinary topics. We will learn more about our place within the Solar System, the origin and nature of our planet, meteorites and their impacts on Earth and further explore the current efforts in discovering planets like our Earth and determine if they could support extraterrestrial life.
LECTURER: Marija Stankovic
Marija Stankovic, a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto, is committed to sharing her passion and enthusiasm for astronomical discoveries with her students and the diverse audience of all backgrounds and ages. She is also a frequent presenter at the university’s planetarium where she developed programs for children. Additional speakers are fellow scientists and astronomers from the Dunlap Institute and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Both institutions have achieved international reputation through ground-breaking research being conducted in collaboration with researchers from around the world and working with the most advanced telescopes on Earth and in space.