G-astronomy! Learning by Cosmosis: Lesson #1 Dark Matter. At The Tallest Poppy restaurant members of the public can ask questions of a panel on Dark Matter in the Universe. The experts include Professor Ken Freeman, the first person to confirm the strange gravitational effects in the outskirts of galaxies. How do we know it makes up 90% of the matter in the universe even though we can't see it? On Tuesday Oct 14th at 7:30pm (Sherbrooke and Westminster).
There is currently an opportunity for an MSc student on my team - see webpage for details.
Contact Info and Itinerary
Research CV (short)
UGC 10288: Nature Pulls a Fast One on Astronomers
-- Seeing is Believing: Experiment 1 An interactive art project by Jayanne English and Brad Miller in honour of the International Year of Astronomy.
-- Beam Me Up: A web-based online project by Xcult.org that invites artists and authors from different countries to concern themselves with the concept of space. A curator, Sarah Cook (University of Sunderland), invited me to participate.
- My written contribution is Cosmic sites: Remote space and personal perception meet at the monitor.
- Accompanying animation of the DRAO Planck Deep Field.
- Critique by Claire L. Evans
- the Beam-me-up project is to go on display in its own exhibition at Plug.in, Basel, Switzerland from January 14 through March 15.
-- Contributed images to Two Parts of Wonder by Denise Prefontaine, November 6-December 18, University of New Brunswick Art Centre, Fredericton, NB.
2012 Transit of Venus - last viewing for a lifetime.
Tension between Art and Science in Astronomy Images: Dr. English interviewed by Leizl Thom on Talk Radio 702 in Johannesburg, South Africa Sunday April 19, 2010.(MP3)
2012 Hoax: Dr. English interviewed by Laurie Langcastor on CJOB Friday Nov 13, 2009.
For those curious about the picture at the top of this page, the dichroic is part of the Double Beam Spectrograph (DBS). It helps this spectrograph select light from the objects in the night sky, allowing astronomers to measure, for example, the chemical elements in stars and the motions of galaxies. The DBS was, until Mar 2009, attached to a telescope which has a mirror 2.3 metres across (and hence is called "the 2.3m"). The Hubble Space Telescope has a similarly sized mirror. This particular 2.3m is one of a handful of telescopes run by the Australian National University at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) situated in the Warrunbungles National Park in New South Wales. My photograph in the dichroic was taken by my Mar 1/09 observing partner Wolfgang Kerzendorf.
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