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Extremely large telescopes explained

Extremely large telescopes explained

Paul Hickson, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia, will do a presentation on Extremely Large Telescopes at the Arts Centre in Sechelt, March 11 at 7:30pm.

Hickson has research interests in several areas of extragalactic astronomy, including galaxies, clusters of galaxies, active galactic nuclei and cosmology. He also spends time developing new astronomical instruments, such as liquid-mirror telescopes, robotic telescopes, and instruments to measure atmospheric turbulence. He currently serves as Co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Thirty Meter Telescope and was Project Scientist for its adaptive optics system.

Admission is free: donations gratefully accepted at the door.  Submitted

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