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Dunlap’s Prof. Keith Vanderlinde at 2014 TEDxToronto, Oct. 2

Dunlap’s Prof. Keith Vanderlinde at 2014 TEDxToronto, Oct. 2

The Dunlap’s Prof. Keith Vanderlinde will speak at the 2014 TEDxToronto, Oct. 2nd.

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Astronomers find unexpected lack of water vapour on hot Jupiters

Astronomers find unexpected lack of water vapour on hot Jupiters

A team of astronomers has found a lower than expected abundance of water vapour in the atmospheres of three Jupiter-like planets beyond our Solar System.

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Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto, announces new director, astronomer Prof. Bryan Gaensler

Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto, announces new director, astronomer Prof. Bryan Gaensler

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto, announces new director, astronomer Prof. Bryan Gaensler.

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Planck Space Telescope Reveals Magnetic Fingerprint of Our Galaxy

Planck Space Telescope Reveals Magnetic Fingerprint of Our Galaxy

A Planck Space Telescope image released May 6 2014 reveals the magnetic fingerprint of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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CFI Funding for Dunlap Institute Long-Wavelength Laboratory

CFI Funding for Dunlap Institute Long-Wavelength Laboratory

Keith Vanderlinde of the Dunlap Institute is one of 44 U of T scientists awarded over $12 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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Phosphorus in the Young Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

Phosphorus in the Young Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

An international team of astronomers, including Prof. Dae-Sik Moon at the University of Toronto, has measured for the first time the abundance of phosphorus created in a supernova explosion. “These five elements are essential to life and can only be created in massive stars,” says Moon. “They are scattered throughout our galaxy when the star explodes, and they become part of other stars, planets and ultimately, humans. This is why Carl Sagan said we are made of ‘starstuff’.”

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Inaugural Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools – June 2014

Inaugural Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools – June 2014

In June 2014, the Canadian Astronomical Society Société Canadienne d’Astronomie will present the inaugural Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools at the society’s annual meeting in Quebec City. The Dunlap Award is to be presented to an individual or team for the design,…

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Dunlap Institute Announces Inaugural Dunlap Prize And First Recipient, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dunlap Institute Announces Inaugural Dunlap Prize And First Recipient, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto, announces the inauguration of an international award named the Dunlap Prize. “Our vision for the award,” says the Dunlap Institute’s interim director, Peter Martin, “is to recognize an individual whose remarkable achievements resonate with our…

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Double Awards for Dunlap’s Transit of Venus at Varsity Stadium Event

Double Awards for Dunlap’s Transit of Venus at Varsity Stadium Event

9 June 2013 – Bronze and Silver CASE Awards for astronomy public outreach. The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics has won two CASE awards for its 2012 Transit of Venus at Varsity Stadium public outreach event. The gathering was one of the largest astronomy…

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Twelve researchers win $2.5M in research infrastructure funding

Twelve researchers win $2.5M in research infrastructure funding

7 June 2013 – Astronomer building advanced astronomical instrumentation among them. U of T researchers have won just under $2.5 million in infrastructure funding in the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s latest Leadership Opportunity Fund competition. Professor Shelley Wright of the Dunlap Institute and the Department…

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