Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactice Inc. Boucher has 18 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 25 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

AGU Chapman Conference on Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere

Date: July 17-22, 2011 Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland Web Site: http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/ecall/ About: Despite some 50 years of space research, fundamental questions remain concerning the physics of Earth’s radiation belts and inner magnetosphere. Our ability to protect spacecraft systems from the hazardous space environment depends on our knowledge of geospace. In the last decade there has been a resurgence in radiation belt research in parallel with …

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Four Decades of Research on Massive Stars: A Scientific Meeting in the Honour of Anthony F.J. Moffat

Date: July 11 -15, 2011 Location: Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC J0K 3B0 Web Site: http://craq-astro.ca/moffat/ About: We are organizing a meeting to celebrate four decades of contributions of Professor Anthony F.J. Moffat to massive-star research. Since his first papers on open clusters in the early 70’s, Tony’s research interests have expanded in many directions to cover a multitude of aspects of massive stars. The meeting will encompass …

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2nd Annual Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences/Space Resources Roundtable

Date: June 19 -22, 2011 Location: Ottawa, Ontario Web Site: http://www.ptmss.com/ About: The purpose for this conference is to promote a closer relationship between the space and mining sectors. The intent is to allow mining experts to network with space scientists and engineers, to share knowledge, and to foster collaboration. The focus of the conference will be solid planet sciences. Topics will be limited to …

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42nd Canadian Astronomical Society Meeting

Date: May 30 – June 2, 2011 Location: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Web Site: http://www.casca.ca/annual_meetings.php About: CASCA Annual Meetings are open to all interested persons (whether belonging to the Society or not) who register in attendance. Presentation of scientific papers is restricted to members or applicants for membership or temporary residents of Canada who are sponsored by a present member or other speakers …

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Conference: ALMA – Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy

Date: January 15-17, 2011 Location: Victoria, BC Web Site: http://almatelescope.ca/Spectroscopy2011/ About: The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) and the Center for Chemistry of the Universe (CCU) will jointly host, with the assistance of the National Research Council of Canada, a major science conference entitled ALMA: Extending the Limits of Astrophysical Spectroscopy in Victoria, British Columbia, 15-17 January 2011. The venue is the Laurel Point …

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MDA and Neptec Awarded Contracts to Build Lunar Exploration Light Rover Prototypes

In the last week both Neptec and MDA, two of Canada’s leading commercial space companies, have been awarded contracts by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to build a Lunar Exploration Light Rover (LELR) prototype. The awards come four and half months after the CSA issued a request for proposals whereby up to two contracts would be awarded for $11.5 million each. Each team has until …

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RADARSAT-1 Mosaics Released to the Public

The Canadian Space Agency and MDA Geospatial Services today released high-resolution mosaics of Canada, the United States, Australia, Africa and Antartica. The mosaics are the product of 15 years of data collected by RADARSAT-1, Canada’s first commercial earth observation satellite.

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