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RASC-KC Regular Meeting

Location: Queen's University, Stirling Hall Theatre A  (***NOTE CHANGE from Ellis 319 and before that Ellis 324***)The room is *not* easily accessible as both front entrances involve stairs and the rear level entrance is locked after office hours.
There is free parking on surface lots: Macintosh Corry Parking Lot, access off Union St.
Join us for dinner before the event (pay your own way) at The Sports Tap and Grill, located in the Queen's Inn at 125 Brock St for 5pm
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Jennifer West -     "New frontiers in radio astronomy"
(postponed from 2017 November meeting)
Jennifer is a Postdoctoral Fellow who uses large radio surveys and radio polarimetry to study magnetic fields in supernova remnants and in the Milky Way Galaxy. She is working with Prof. Bryan Gaensler to analyze data from the upcoming POSSUM (Polarisation Sky Survey of the Universe’s Magnetism) survey using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). 
Jennifer is also enthusiastic about astronomy education and outreach and a long time member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). She is the recipient of the International Dark Sky Association’s Dark Sky Defender Award (2011) and the RASC’s Ken Chilton Prize (2010) for her contributions to astronomy education and outreach. 
 Jennifer completed her PhD at the University of Manitoba in 2016, working with Dr. Samar Safi-Harb. She joined Dunlap in September 2016.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

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