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The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) wishes to enhance the public's perception of astronomy in Canada. To achieve this goal, the Society is providing a Media Contact List to major news organisations across the country. The list contains the names, contact information and topics of expertise of Canadian astronomers who have agreed to participate in this effort. The list is organized by broad astronomical topics ranging from cosmology to solar system physics as well as observational instrumentation and techniques. The people on this list are considered experts in their respective field and can be contacted whenever a significant astronomy story or event occurs. They can also provide assistance with general astronomical questions.

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COSMOLOGY -- BIG BANG -- ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE

Dr. David Crampton - observational cosmology
Dr. Jayanne English - dark matter
Dr. Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar - dark matter, gravitational lensing, cosmology
Dr. Chris Pritchet - cosmology, dark energy

GALAXIES -- ACTIVE GALAXIES -- QUASARS

Dr. Michael Bietenholz - active galaxies
Dr. Jayanne English - interacting galaxies, galaxy formation & evolution
Dr. Patrick Hall - quasars, active galaxies, distant galaxies, supermassive black holes
Dr. John Hutchings - quasars, active galaxies
Dr. Marshall L. McCall - galaxies, groups of galaxies, galaxy formation
Dr. David Patton - galaxy formation, galaxy mergers & evolution
Dr. Chris Pritchet - extragalactic astronomy, stellar systems
Dr. Eric Steinbring - galaxy formation & evolution

MILKY WAY -- GALACTIC ASTRONOMY

Dr. Jayanne English - hydrogen clouds in the Milky Way
Dr. Tyler J. Foster - Milky Way structure & dynamics
Dr. Charles Kerton - Milky Way galaxy

STARS -- EVOLUTION AND STRUCTURE OF STARS -- STELLAR ATMOSPHERES

Dr. Michael Bietenholz - supernovae explosion & remnants, black holes
Dr. David F. Gray - physical properties of stars, chemical composition of stars
Dr. John Hutchings - X-ray binaries, hot stars
Dr. David D. Jeffery - supernovae, radiative transfert
Dr. Francis Leblanc - stellar atmospheres
Dr. Robert Lamontagne - white dwarfs, degenerate stars
Dr. Eugene F. Milone - variable stars, binary stars
Dr. John R. Percy - variable stars, stellar evolution
Dr. Chris Pritchet - supernovae
Dr. Martin van Kerkwijk - neutron stars, black holes, white dwarfs, stellar evolution

INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM -- STAR FORMATION

Dr. Jayanne English - hydrogen clouds in the Milky Way
Dr. John Hutchings - interstellar medium
Dr. Doug Johnstone - star formation, interstellar medium
Dr. Charles Kerton - observations of interstellar medium, star formation
Dr. Marshall L. McCall - interstellar matter, nebulae, interstellar dust
Dr. Yanquin Wu - proto-planetary disks, planet formation

SOLAR SYSTEM -- SUN, PLANETS, ASTEROIDS, COMETS, METEROIDS

Dr. Alan Clark - solar physics, solar observations, eclipses
Dr. David F. Gray - general properties of the solar system
Dr. Charles Kerton - solar system exploration
Dr. Chris Pritchet - solar system
Dr. Yanquin Wu - giant planets, Jupiter & Saturn

EXTRA-SOLAR PLANETS

Dr. David F. Gray - orbits of binary stars and extra-solar planets
Dr. Doug Johnstone - extra-solar planets
Dr. Robert Lamontagne - detection of extra-solar planets
Dr. Eugene F. Milone - extra-solar planets
Dr. Yanquin Wu - extra-solar planets, planet formation

ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTATION AND TECHNIQUES -- INFRARED, RADIO, OPTICAL & SPACE TELESCOPES

Dr. Michael Bietenholz - radio astronomy, astrometry
Dr. Alan Clark - scientific ballooning
Dr. Dennis Crabtree - Gemini & other large optical telescopes, virtual observatories, archiving
Dr. David Crampton - instrumentation
Doris Daou - NASA Spitzer Science Center
Dr. Jayanne English - Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (CGPS)
Dr. David F. Gray - optical instrumention
Dr. Patrick Hall - Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SSDS), gravitational lenses
Dr. John Hutchings - space telescopes & instrumentation
Dr. Charles Kerton - solar system exploration
Dr. Eugene F. Milone - optical instrumentation, GAIA space mission
Dr. Eric Steinbring - adaptive optics, astronomical site testing

ASTROBIOLOGY -- EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE

Doris Daou - NASA Astrobiology Institute
Dr. Robert Lamontagne - astrobiology, extra-terrestrial life
Dr. John Percy - cosmic evolution and extra-terrestrial life
Dr. Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar - SETI

GENERAL ASTRONOMY -- EDUCATION -- OUTREACH

Pierre Chastenay - current astronomical events
Doris Daou - NASA Public Relations
Dr. Jayanne English - astronomy as a career
Dr. Charles Kerton - current astronomical events
Dr. Robert Lamontagne - current astronomical events
Dr. Francis Leblanc - current astronomical events
Dr. Eugene F. Milone - history of astronomy
Dr. Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar - current astronomical events
Dr. John Percy - astronomy education
Dr. Yanquin Wu - astronomy in mandarin and cantonese languages

PSEUDOSCIENCES -- ASTROLOGY -- UFOS

Dr. Robert Lamontagne - UFOS, astrology
Dr. Francis Leblanc - UFOS, astrology
Dr. Chris Pritchet - pseudosciences