UBC astronomy student to research on international telescope

Steve Mairs, a third-year physics and astronomy student at UBC’s Okanagan campus leaves for Hawaii early next month for two weeks study at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Mairs’s research at the renowned telescope supports his honours thesis of how giant molecular clouds collapse to form stars.  He credits his professor, Erik Roslowsky of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences with motivating him to pursue his interest.

Roslowsky says it is “very rare” opportunity for an undergrad student to be able to utilize a research tool as the Mauna Kea telescope.

For more information, visit https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2011/08/08/ubc-undergrad-get-rare-opportunity-to-log-time-on-international-telescope.