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.

Canadian Textiles in Space for Radiation Protection

Dr. Nicole Buckley, Director of Life and Physical Sciences at the Canadian Space Agency, sees opportunities for the Canadian textile industry in space. Dr. Buckley will be presenting a paper entitled “A New niche for Canadian textiles – in space!” at the Expo Hightex in Montreal on October 8th. The focus would be on radiation protection and mitigation of the negative effects of spaceflight.

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Canadarm2 to Make a Cosmic Catch

On Thursday between 3:50 – 3:55 p.m eastern time, assuming all goes well, Canada’s Canadarm2 on the International Space Station will capture the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). The Japanese HTV is an unmanned spacecraft used to resupply the Kib Japanese Experiment Module and the rest of the International Space Station (ISS). You can watch the event on the Canadian Space Agency web site or …

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23rd Annual Alberta Star Party 2009, Morin

The Alberta Star Party is open to everyone – not just RASC members. We invite you and your family to attend the 23rd Annual Alberta Star Party. The star party is hosted by the Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and we feel that you will be impressed by the dark and transparent skies. This year, the party will run from September …

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Canadian Space Summit — Kingston 2009

The Canadian Space Summit is an annual event hosted by the Canadian Space Society. The Summit is explicitly dedicated to helping the Canadian space industry and related special interest groups develop a wider understanding of the diverse space exploration and development projects that are being conducted across the country and to foster collaborative connections amongst the many companies and organizations involved.

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Second Workshop on Satellite Imaging of the Arctic, Saint Hubert

The Second Workshop on Satellite Imaging of the Arctic will bring together scientists and remote sensing experts from countries with an interest in the Arctic region. They will discuss the full range of scientific and operational applications of high-latitude imagery data in the context of the Canadian Polar Communications and Weather (PCW) satellite mission, a concrete proposal for seamless imaging of the Arctic. Thereby, they …

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European Southern Observatory Night Sky Panorama

The first of three images of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project — a new magnificent 800-million-pixel panorama of the entire sky as seen from ESO’s observing sites in Chile — has just been released online. The project allows stargazers to explore and experience the Universe as it is seen with the unaided eye from the darkest and best viewing locations in the world.

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Chandra Watches Black Hole Pump Iron

This composite image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster shows 10-million- degree gas observed by Chandra in blue and jets of radio emission observed by the Very Large Array in pink. Optical data from the Canada- France-Hawaii telescope and the Digitized Sky Survey shows galaxies in the cluster.

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