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Opening New Eyes on the Cosmos

Speaker: Dr. Luc Simard

Astronomer, National Research Council of Canada

Director of Astronomy Technology, NRC Herzberg 

 

 

Bio: Luc Simard is an astronomer at the National Research Council of Canada. He obtained his B.Sc. from Queen's University in 1990 and his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in 1996. From 1996 to 2002, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Arizona, Steward Observatory. He joined NRC Herzberg in 2002. His research interests include galaxy formation and evolution, image processing and astronomical instrumentation. He worked on developing instruments for the Thirty Meter Telescope from 2005 to 2017.

 

 

 

Abstract: Canadian scientists and engineers have been building ever more powerful ground-based and space-based telescopes for almost a century. This tradition of opening new eyes on the cosmos is alive and well with plans for new, cutting-edge telescopes covering a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum from the ultraviolet to radio waves. Luc will briefly put Canada’s historical efforts in context and go over the new technologies needed for these telescopes with a look at the wonderful and exciting scientific discoveries ahead. Luc will also discuss the significant contributions that are being made by Island-based astronomers regarding new instrumentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 01-04-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 01-04-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price $25 regular | $10 students
Location
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
1975 Bee St, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6, Canada Victoria, BC V8R 5E6 Canada
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