Lunch talk

This is a talk given at lunch time, usually in the conference room at noon.

Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer - the premier 10m class spectroscopic survey observatory for the next decades

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:15pm
Nicolas Flagey

The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) will each year obtain millions of spectra in the optical to near-infrared (360 to 1800 nm), at low (R~3000) to high (R~40000) spectral resolution by observing more than 4300 spectra per pointing via a highly multiplexed fiber-fed system.

The Life Cycle of Nearby Galaxies: internal and external processes regulating their gas content

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:15pm
Toby Brown (McMaster)

Every star in our Milky Way, and in all other galaxies, was born from the collapse of a cloud of hydrogen gas.  The importance of cold gas in galaxy evolution is therefore well established, as is its role as a probe of recent environmental effects on galaxies.

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