Other events in Victoria

The future of ground-based telescopes

Past event - 2019
22 May 6:30 PM: Free tour of the Moon Under Water distillery
7:30 PM: Event starts
9:30 PM: End of the event
Moon Under Water Brewpub, 350 Bay St,
Victoria V8T 1P7
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Telescopes are Astronomers' favorite toy and put stars in the eyes of the public. It may be a bit blurry at first but it won't (only) be because of the beer. Make sure to come at 6:30 PM if you want a free tour of the Moon Under Water distillery!

A big new toy for future Canadian Astronomers: the Thirty Meter Telescope

Ed Chapin (Software Engineer, NRC-Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Canada is helping to build the massive new Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i. In this talk learn how TMT, which will be the largest
optical telescope in the Northern Hemisphere (with roughly 250 times the
collecting area of the “big” telescope in Saanich!) will conduct ground-
breaking science starting in the late 2020s. You will also learn about the
important contributions to the design and construction of TMT being made
by scientists and engineers right here in Victoria!

Taking the atmosphere out of astronomy: Adaptive Optics in the era of Extremely Large Telescopes

Kate Jackson (Research Associate, NRC-Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics)
The last fraction of a second of light’s multi-trillion kilometer journey through
space to Earth is a turbulent ride through our atmosphere. The result is the
beautiful twinkling we see as we look up at the stars. Unfortunately this
does not make beautiful astronomical measurements. This talk will explain
how to fix our science by buildling flexible mirrors that change shape
hundreds of time a second, and how to use them to take the twinkle out of
the stars.

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