Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics Launch Event - The Future of Astronomy

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On October 4th, we formally launch the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics. Between 10:00am - 4:00pm we will host a scientific meeting with the theme, The Future of Astronomy. Speakers include Neil Turok, Director Emeritus of the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo and Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, members of the WCA governing board.  From 4:00 pm, we will host a reception formally opening the new centre, which will provide a chance to meet and talk to the members. At 6:30 pm, Christine Jones Forman from the Harvard Astronomy Department and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will give a public talk – “Exploring the Invisible and Hot Universe”


The Future of Astronomy meeting:  10:00am - 4:00pm

WCA Reception and Public Talk:  4:00pm - 8:00pm

  • 4:00-6:00PM Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • 5:00PM Remarks by Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, Dr. Bob Lemieux, Dr. Brian McNamara and Dr. Will Percival
  • 6:30-7:30PM Public Talk with Dr. Christine Jones Forman
  • 7:30-8:00PM Q&A
  • 8:00PM Event End


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