Cassiopeia Newsletter – 2014 Autumnal Equinox

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Published September 23, 2014

Andromeda, as shown in an engraving from the 17th century Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia star atlas by Johannes Hevelius. Credit: U.S. Naval Observatory and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Andromeda, as shown in an engraving from the 17th century Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia star atlas by Johannes Hevelius. Credit: U.S. Naval Observatory and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

In this issue:

A Few Words from the Editors / Message des rédactrices en chef
Message from the President
ACURA News
Nouvelles du CNRC Herzberg / NRC Herzberg News
JCMT Update
ALMA Update
Herschel-HIFI news
The X-ray View of Galaxies in Compact Groups and the Coma Cluster Infall Region (PhD thesis abstract)
Relevé spectroscopique et étude des propriétés physiques des étoiles naines blanches à moins de 40 pc du Soleil (résumé de thèse doctorale)
Chemical Abundances of Local Group Globular Clusters (PhD thesis abstract)
Madawaska Highlands Observatory Corp.


Editors: Joanne Rosvick & Magdalen Normandeau

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A Few Words from the Editors / Message des rédactrices en chef

PhotoForEcassHello! I’m pleased to be a part of the CASCA website team, and am looking forward to co-editing the CASCA newsletter with Magdalen. I would like to thank Brian Martin for taking care of this task for so many years, and past-president Laura Ferrarese for assisting us in our new role!

In this and future issues, you will find articles updating you on current as well as new projects in Canadian astronomy, and abstracts of recent (successfully defended) PhD dissertations. We are happy to be including these in the newsletters. Happy reading!

Joanne Rosvick

Magdalen Normandeau Bonjour membres de la CASCA! C’est avec grand plaisir que j’entreprends, en compagnie de Joanne, la rédaction du bulletin Cassiopeia. Je tiens à remercier Brian Martin qui a veillé à cette tâche pendant tant d’années.

Dans cette parution, vous trouverez les habituels et importants articles au sujet des divers projets dans lesquels la communauté canadienne est impliquée, mais en plus, vous aurez le plaisir de lire les résumés des thèses doctorales défendues depuis le solstice d’été.

Bonne lecture!

Magdalen Normandeau

Cassiopeia Newsletter – 2014 Vernal Equinox

An ALMA Update

ACURA News

NRC Herzberg News

Nouvelles de CNRC Herzberg

Message from the President

Les évolutions des populations A&A dans les universités canadiennes

The Evolution of A&A Populations in Canadian Universities

News from the Canadian Gemini Office

Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini Canadien

Thirty Meter Telescope Project Update

Herschel Update

Obituary – Richard Adrian Jarrell

Cassiopeia Newsletter – 2013 Summer Solstice

An ALMA Update

Qilak Award: Provocative Reflections on Communicating Astronomy in 2013 Canada

Events at NRC’s HIA (2013 Mar.-June)/Du neuf à l’IHA du CNRC (mars-juin2013)

Updates from the Canadian Gemini Office/Nouvelles de l’Office Gemini Canadien

CANTAC Semester 2013B

Arctic Update

A JCMT Update

Herschel-HIFI

Queen’s University Undergraduates Observe Transiting Exoplanets

Cassiopeia Newsletter – Autumnal Equinox 2012 (September 21, 2012)

In this issue:

An ALMA Update

Arctic Update
News from the Canadian Gemini Office / Nouvelles du Bureau Gemini Canadien

Milestones at NRC’s HIA (2012 June-Sept.) / Du neuf à l’IHA du CNRC (juin-sept. 2012)

Education and Public Outreach Notes

News from JCMT

Discover the universe / À la découverte de l’Univers

ACURA News