University of Waterloo
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Visiting pstdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics & astronomy, University of Waterloo
Senior Research Associate, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
I'll first present Astrometry.net, a code that can recognize astronomical images, or determine where they belong on the sky. I'll then describe a project where we used this capability to reconstruct the 3-d orbit of Comet Holmes using images we found using web image search.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.