Documentary series on Innu astronomer available at NFB website

 By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new five-part documentary series on the work of an Innu scientist is now available for free viewing on the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) website. The series, titled North Star, features the life of Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, who spent the past six years as a resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii. Rousseau-Nepton recently moved to Toronto. She’ll begin teaching an observational astronomy class at the University of Toronto (UofT) next month. But she will continue to analyze data obtained from the SIGNALS project, which she supervised during her years in Hawaii. “The fact I will be at the University of Toronto doesn’t change that,” Rousseau-Nepton said. The SIGNALS project, which included about 60 researchers from around the world, aims to…

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