RASC Vancouver Monthly Meeting

Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group
Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group
Public group

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby Campus · Burnaby, BC

How to find us

We will be meeting in room SWH 10041 in Saywell Hall.

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Details

Join us for our monthly meeting. All of our monthly meetings are free and open to the public.

Location: Room SWH 10041

Topic: Magnetic Fields Around Dwarf Stars

Ultracool dwarfs are the smallest, coldest stars in
the universe. For years they were believed to be magnetically inactive
and radio quiet until the Very Large Array radio telescope detected one
with bright, bursting emission. In my research, I use the most powerful
radio telescopes in the world to try to determine the source of that
emission

Speaker: Anna Hughes

I'm a Ph.D. candidate of astronomy at the University of British
Columbia working with Dr. Aaron Boley. My research is focused on the
high radio frequency emission of late-type M dwarfs and brown dwarfs,
and implications this has for magnetic models and the potential
habitability of surrounding planets. When I’m not doing research, you
can find me snowboarding in the winter or hiking in the summer.

About our Events:

All RASC lectures and observing events are open to the public, family friendly, and there is no charge for admission. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who love astronomy and astrophysics. Whether you're a complete beginner, a seasoned astronomer, or you hope to work for NASA some day, anyone fascinated by space exploration is welcome and will enjoy our events