Dr Ken Smith

IAA Lecture, 19th February, Dr Ken Smith QUB, – “Sifting the Sky with Pan-STARRS 1; Crunching the Data from the World’s Largest Operational Digital Camera”

Pan-STARRS — the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System — is an innovative design for a wide-field imaging facility developed at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy.
 
The combination of relatively small mirrors with very large digital cameras results in an economical observing system that can observe the entire available sky several times each month.
 
These cameras produce a literally astronomical amount of data and among those tasked with sorting it all out is QUB's very own Dr Ken Smith who will explain how he does it!
 
The lecture is free and open to all, including free refreshments. Venue: the Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast, at 7.30 p.m.
 
Thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for help in hosting these lectures.

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