Press Releases

First Light for a “Made in Canada” Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

First Light for a “Made in Canada” Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

A team of astronomers has begun a search for extraterrestrial intelligence with an instrument capable of detecting short, bright pulses of infrared light.

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New Dunlap Director on Astronomy, Gender and Hockey

New Dunlap Director on Astronomy, Gender and Hockey

The Dunlap Institute’s new director, Prof. Bryan Gaensler talks about astronomy in Canada, gender issues in science, and hockey.

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The Answer is Blowing in the Intergalactic Wind

The Answer is Blowing in the Intergalactic Wind

Astronomers from Toronto and Arizona have provided the first direct evidence of an intergalactic “wind” stripping galaxies of star-forming gas as they fall into clusters of galaxies.

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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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