SETI at Macquarie University


Tags: Unistellar, Astronomy, eVscope, Exoplanets

Time: 05 - 12 August 2019 -

Location: Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

The Association for Astronomy, the Macquarie Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics Research Centre, and Department of Physics and Astronomy are delighted to welcome Dr. Franck Marchis for National Science Week.

During the week 5 - 12 August 2019, Dr. Marchis will be participating in several events for our staff and students, including talks and demos, some of which will be open to the public.

Franck Marchis is a French-American planetary astronomer working on the development and use of adaptive optics to study our solar system as well as extrasolar planets (alien planets). He works at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA and he is affiliated with the Observatoire de Paris and the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille.

Franck is also the CSO (Chief Scientific Officer) of a company named Unistellar that designs and manufactures a digital telescope that allows everybody to see galaxies and nebulae from their backyard, even in cities, as well as to participate in campaigns of observations in collaboration with the SETI Institute.

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