Federal Funds for the Mont-Megantic Observatory

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The Mont-Megantic Observatory (image credit: OMM).

The Mont-Megantic Observatory has been in operation since 1978 as one of Canada’s premier astrophysical observatories. In order to ensure it remain on the frontier of astrophysical research, the Federal government, through the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Agency, has provided a $1,000,000 for the development of new instrumentation.

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Federal Funds for the Mont-Megantic Observatory
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As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.