When Light Speaks: SPIRou’s Adventures in Comics

In a new 4-plate comic strip report, end 2017, journalist-cartoonist Jean-Yves Duhoo retraces the last phases of the SPIRou instrument’s alignment and its packing before being shipped and then installed at the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope in February 2018.

By clicking on the thumbnails, you will be able to download the pages of the report, funded under the ERC NewWorlds project. More information here

First episode of a comic strip in the SPIROU magazine

Following the recent decision of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) to participate to the funding of SPIRou, the SPIROU magazine is publishing a first episode of a comic strip on SPIRou – the new generation spectropolarimeter / high-precision velocimeter being developed for CFHT within an international consortium involving France, Canada, CFHT, Taiwan, Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland, and led by a team from Toulouse (IRAP / OMP / UPS).

By clicking on the image, you can download this comic strip (in French), kindly made available to us by  Jean-Yves Duhoo and the éditions Dupuis. . This comic strip was created by the artist / science reporter Jean-Yves Duhoo as part of the collaboration with the SPIROU magasine that will continue throughout the whole construction of SPIRou (starting mid 2014) until first light at CFHT (planned for 2017) and the many science breakthroughs expected from this novel instrument – in particular the discovery of new habitable worlds orbiting red dwarf stars in the neighborhood of our Solar System.