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Mr. Rob D. Cardinal

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Research Associate

Phone: (403) ***-****  
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive Nw
Calgary , Alberta T2N 1N4

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Employment History

  • Astronomer
    University of Calgary
  • Executive Director
    The First Light Initiative
  • Exectutive Director
    The First Light Initiative
  • Systems Developer
  • Member of the Science Team
  • Research Associate
  • Senior Systems Designer
    Elissa Resources Ltd

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    The First Light Initiative


  • B.Sc
  • B.Sc. , Physics and Astronomy
    University of Victoria , Canada.
32 Total References
Web References
Rob Cardinal, an astronomer ..., 30 Jan 2012 [cached]
Rob Cardinal, an astronomer at the University of Calgary's Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, is the second Canadian observer to discover a comet using a Canadian telescope this decade. The discovery was made on 1 October 2008 with the observatory's 0.5m f/1.0 Baker-Nunn telescope. Cardinal was using this wide-field instrument to search for asteroids at the time of the discovery.
Our guest speaker was Rob ..., 25 May 2014 [cached]
Our guest speaker was Rob Cardinal, an astronomer from the University of Calgary. He is also the founder of First Light Initiative which exposes Aboriginal youth to telescopes and the wonders of the sky in order to engage them to explore science and technology. Rob even has a couple of comets named after him.
Rob D. Cardinal B.Sc ..., 3 April 2015 [cached]
Rob D. Cardinal B.Sc Appointed as a Senior Systems Designer to Elissa's Partner Company, Spectrum Optix Inc.
Vancouver, Canada -- February 17, 2015 -- Elissa Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ELI; OTCQX: ELSRF; Frankfurt: E3O) (the "Company" or "Elissa") reports that its partner company, Spectrum Optix Inc., of Calgary, Canada is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rob D. Cardinal, B.Sc. as a senior systems designer. He will be reporting to Spectrum Optix CEO, John Daugela.
Mr. Cardinal holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Victoria, Canada. As a member of the science team for NEOSSat, a Canadian planetary science microsatellite launched in 2013 for the Canadian Space Agency, he currently oversees the development of massively parallel software and high performance computer systems to search for asteroids in the data images returned from the satellite. Additionally, he developed unique automated moving object detection software for the Near Earth Space Surveillance (NESS) project with which he has discovered two comets which bear his name, and one near-Earth Asteroid.
Mr. Cardinal is an expert in photometry, astrometry, image analysis and reconstruction, and software development for massively parallel GPU computer systems. He is listed as an author on over 30 publications in astronomical literature. Given his professional background, he is ideally suited to make contributions to the advancement of Spectrum's imaging and non-imaging applications where an efficient method to concentrate electromagnetic energy is required.
Mr. Cardinal previously worked on projects ranging from variable star research at the University of Victoria, atmospheric water vapor content over Mauna Kea, HI, for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), optical sensitivity analysis for Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), telescope retrofit and refurbishment at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO), and near Earth space surveillance.
Following his appointment to Spectrum, Rob Cardinal stated: "I'm excited to help develop applications for Spectrum Optix's concepts in both imaging and non-imaging systems.
Rob's appointment adds even more depth to our technical team.
Preparing for NEOSSat - Canada's Next ..., 20 Jan 2009 [cached]
Preparing for NEOSSat - Canada's Next Space Telescope is Dedicated to Near-Earth Space Surveillance This lecture will feature Rob Cardinal, Systems Developer for the NEOSSat Mission, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Calgary.
The Canadian Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat) is a collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC). This dual use mission will be shared equally between the Near Earth Space Surveillance (NESS) experiment, to search for near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids and comets, and the High Earth Orbit Space Surveillance (HEOSS) experiment, which will monitor Earth-orbiting geosynchronous satellites.
NEOSSat is now under construction, and is expected to launch in early 2010. The excitement and activity surrounding the mission are growing steadily. Rob will present some of the background and motivation for this mission, as well as describe the major aspects of both the satellite and its main objectives. Rob will also discuss how preparations for this mission have lead to the recent discovery of a comet and a near-earth asteroid using telescopes at the University's Rothney Astrophysical Observatory near Priddis.
Plenary Sessions - CFC 2013 Conference, 2 June 2013 [cached]
Rob Cardinal, Research Associate, NEOSSat/NESS Mission, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary
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