Welcome to Jayanne English's Website

New Video! A lecture on how astronomy images are created (2016).

Press Release 2015: Radio Halos of Galaxies.
Contact Info and Itinerary

Research CV (short)

Teaching Info

Press Releases

UGC 10288: Nature Pulls a Fast One on Astronomers

    Visual Art Activity Highlights

    -- "Collide: Colliding Galaxies: Colour & Tones" presented at the Subtle Technologies Festival 2015 with Continuum Contemporary Music. Work by Jayanne English and award-winning composer Nicky Lizee. Performance May 28 at 8pm at the Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West, Toronto). Colloquium May 30, 2:30pm at Artscape Youngplace. See the performance! Video on YouTube.

    -- Seeing is Believing: Experiment 1 An interactive art project by Jayanne English and Brad Miller in honour of the International Year of Astronomy.
    Artists' Statement.

    Public Outreach

    G-astronomy! Learning by Cosmosis: Lesson #1 Dark Matter. At The Tallest Poppy restaurant members of the public asked questions of a panel on Dark Matter in the Universe. The experts included Professor Ken Freeman, the first person to confirm the strange gravitational effects in the outskirts of galaxies; Prof. Chris O'Dea; Prof. Andrew Frey; and Jayanne English. How do we know it makes up 90% of the matter in the universe even though we can't see it? Occurred Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 at 7:30pm (Sherbrooke and Westminster).

How to Construct Striking Astronomy Images:
Jayanne English's Visualization Website. This detailed website provides links to videos about the tension between art and science in astronomy images and specific image manipulation techniques. Additionally it links to data resources, software packages, etc.

A Selection of Image Websites:
Jayanne's Portfolio.

Hubble Heritage Project.
Classic Hubble Telescope images produced monthly.

Anglo-Australian Observatory.
David Malin uses photographic film and filters to capture what the human eye WOULD see, if the human eye were as sensitive to light as our astronomy detectors.

International/Canadian Galactic Plane Survey.
Images produced using mainly radio telescope data from the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory.

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Image of the month.

Gemini Telescope Images.

Last modified: Sept 7 EST 2016