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Event: [Nov 15, 2016] CAS Monthly meeting (Christchurch, Canterbury)

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CAS Monthly meeting
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Room 275 Biology Building, University of Canterbury
Biology, Ilam, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 07:30 PM
(ends Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 09:00 PM)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland

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  1. CAS Admin

    CAS Admin Administrator CAS Member CAS Committee

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    November's Monthly Meeting talk is being jointly hosted by CAS and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Richard Clare takes us through Adaptive Optics and Dr Clare's involvement with problem solving for large telescope design.

    The CAS monthly meeting is held at 7:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except December and January), in room 275 of the Biology building of the University of Canterbury School of Biological Sciences. Any member of the public who is considering joining the Society or who has an interest in the subject being discussed is welcome to attend the meeting.

    Meetings will begin at 8:00 p.m. sharp. The meeting will be preceded by a tea-and-biscuits session from 7:30pm.
    We hope that this change will help keep the meetings short, while still allow time to chat.
     
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  2. Rob Glassey

    Rob Glassey CAS Vice President CAS Member CAS Committee

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    We may have an opportunity to have a visiting speaker talk about the VLT for the next meeting, but we are still working on that one. It would be a great opportunity so we don't want to turn this down!

    But keep thinking about ideas for the soapbox evening. If the guest speaker can't make it on the 15th we will still go ahead the soap box. If not it will be next year, perhaps April. We hope to update you all on this very soon!
     
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    Richard Clare is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury. Richard completed
    a B.E. (Hons) and a PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Canterbury. He then worked overseas for 10 years at the Thirty Meter Telescope Project in California and the European Southern Observatory in Germany on the design of what will be the world's largest optical telescopes. In particular, my research is intended to solve problems for the design of the next generation of telescopes, especially the European Extremely Large Telescope (EELT) currently being designed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

    The subject of the talk is Adaptive Optics and Dr Clare's involvement with problem solving for large telescope design.

    Adaptive optics is an opto-mechatronic system used to overcome the time-varying deleterious effect of the earth's atmosphere on
    astronomical imaging. This system consists of a sensor, which measures the instantaneous wavefront distortion due to the atmosphere, an
    adaptive mirror that can be locally deformed by independent actuators, and a control law to calculate the optimal actuator commands from the wavefront sensor measurements and atmospheric and noise statistics. By correcting for the atmosphere with a deformable mirror, we can compensate for the blurring effect of the atmosphere.
     
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    Grant CAS Webmaster CAS Member CAS Committee

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    Those who have RSVP'd to this event, will have an automatic reminder, but just in case you haven't.....
     

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