Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
General Meeting: 8:00PM
About the General Meeting Presentation
The Medipix Collaborations at CERN have been spun-off to develop the active pixel detector technology used at the LHC for medical imaging applications. While the University of Houston is active in that effort, it is also heavily involved in using the same technology to provide active space radiation dosimeters and area monitors. There are currently 6 units deployed on the ISS, and the first test of the new Orion module will carry 2 battery powered units, the only radiation monitors on that mission. Work is also underway to develop the operational units that will be built into the final manned Orion spacecraft. The technology is so compact and agile, that an actual device identical to the flight unit on the ISS will be demonstrated during the talk using only the laptop used to control the PowerPoint presentation.
Parking and Directions (View Map)
Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.
Parking is available in lot 15F as shown in the accompanying diagram (provided by the University of Houston Parking Director Paul Lozano). This site is off Cullen Boulevard, just south of the new parking garage. The University of Houston has been provided a list of meeting dates for the Houston Astronomical Society to the end of 2013. UH campus police have those dates on their calendar and will not issue citations for HAS attendees.