Campus Life

Naylor earns prestigious appointment

Dr. David Naylor (physics and astronomy, Institute for Space Imaging Science) has been appointed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to the Joint Committee on Space Astronomy.

This six-panel committee advises the CSA on which space astronomy missions the CSA should become involved with. The committee recently approved continued participation in the JAXA/ESA SPICA mission, for which Naylor is the Canadian lead until the end of 2011.

The U of L is unique in that it is the lead Canadian institution on two international space missions, including a significant contribution to the imaging equipment aboard the Herschel Space Telescope, which Naylor was privileged to see launched last year.

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