Saturday Nov 16, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Contact:The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
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TAAS General Meeting
Saturday, November 16 - 7:00pm
Regener Hall, UNM Campus
Free and open to the public
"The Twin Scourges of Light Pollution and Radio Frequency Interference" - Dr. Gregory Taylor
Two of the byproducts of our modern technological society are light pollution and radio frequency interference (RFI). Even as astronomers enjoy advances in technology that allow for ever more powerful instruments to explore the universe, these same advances tend to make earth-based astronomy more challenging. Dr. Taylor will review the experience at UNM, including the operation of the Campus Observatory and the Long Wavelength Array, and an appeal to educating the public as a way to mitigate both light pollution and RFI.
Bio:Dr. Gregory B. Taylor is the author of over 250 publications and 3 books including the"Handbook of Frequency Allocations and Spectrum Protection for Scientific Uses". He holds the rank of Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UNM.He is also the Director of the Long Wavelength Array and the Director of the Center forAstrophysical Research and Technology. He has worked at UNM for the past 15 yearson a variety of topics including radio astronomy instrumentation, meteors, pulsars,and black holes, Before joining the faculty at UNM, Prof Taylor worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM.