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David Schade

National Research Council

David Schade develop an interest in astronomy at the age of 25 stimulated by his mother's acquisition of a telescope upon her retirement. After a couple of years of dabbling with astro-photography on his visits home and enduring frigid nights in the Canadian Rockies, the desire to understand more about the universe became overwhelming and he abandoned his career as a blues guitarist to begin university at the age of 27. He obtained his doctorate in 1990 from the University of Victoria and moved with his wife and children to England to work at Cambridge University on the Hubble Space Telescope Medium Deep Survey project. After three years, Dr. Schade moved to the University of Toronto to analyse HST imaging of faint galaxies in the Canada-France Redshift Survey with Prof. Simon Lilly. In 1996 Dr. Schade accepted a position with the National Research Council of Canada as a staff member of the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre in Victoria, where he is currently the Group Leader. His hobbies are astronomy, travel, and playing acoustic and electric guitar.