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Astro Seminar: Jennifer Marshall: The future of massively multiplexed spectroscopy: The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer

Jennifer Marshall

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, F160, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Pamela Villalovoz   (847) 491-3644

Group: Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Category: Academic


Numerous international astronomy reports have recently highlighted the need for fully dedicated, large aperture, massively multiplexed spectroscopy in the optical and near-Infrared wavelength regimes. Such a facility is the most obvious missing link in the emerging network of ground-based observational facilities world-wide. The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) is a planned 11-m telescope facility designed to fill this scientific gap. MSE is an evolution of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and is completely dedicated to multi-object optical and near-Infrared spectroscopic surveys of millions of astrophysical objects at a range of spectral resolutions. In this talk I will review the current design status of the project and provide an overview of MSE's wide range of scientific capabilities.


Speaker: Jennifer Marshall, Texas A&M University


Host: Giles Novak



Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

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