Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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Variable Stars and The Kepler Space Telescope - Dr. Jim Nemec, Camosun
The goal of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium Working Groups is to maximize the scientific return of the photometry coming down from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope'. We are all aware of the very exciting planet discoveries made by the Kepler Mission; however, great strides also are being made that are greatly improving our understanding of stellar evolution. This talk will review some of these new results, in particular recent results on RR Lyrae stars and Cepheids.
Bio: "Dr. Nemec received his Ph.D. in 1984 from the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. After postdocs at Caltech and UBC, and visiting faculty positions at Washington State University, the University of Washington and Caltech, he was invited in 1997 to establish university-transfer Astronomy courses at Camosun College in Victoria, where he continues to teach Physics and Astronomy courses and conduct research on stellar evolution. He is a member of three Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (http://astro.phys.au.dk/KASC) Working Groups (RR Lyrae stars, Cepheids, delta Scuti stars)."
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