Senior Research Scientist, Astrophysics
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- University of Montreal, Ph.D., 1998
- University of Montreal, B.Sc., 1993
Sebastien Lepine is a research fellow in the Astrophysics Department at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has been working since April 2000. A "cartographer of the Galaxy", he is now devoting much of his research efforts in the search for nearby stars; his goal is to obtain a most complete and accurate map of the stars located within 100 parsecs (300 light-years) of the Sun. His interests include the identification of double stars, the search for extra-solar planets, and the study of very old stars formed in the early ages of the Galaxy (stellar fossils). Dr. Lepine conducts several observational programs on large astronomical telescopes, including imaging and spectroscopy.
- Adjunct Professor, City University of New York (CUNY), The Graduate School, 2011
- After-school classes for high-school students, NASA-SRMP program, AMNH, 2010-2011
- Course scientist for the Seminars on Science on-line professional development classes for teachers, AMNH, 2009-2011
Exhibition and Outreach Activities
- Manager of the NASA Science Research and Mentoring Program (SRMP) for high-school students.