Dr. Eric Harvey Richardson

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Area of Expertise: optica designs of astronomical instruments, and Earth viewing cameras in space
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EHR Optical Systems
1871 Elmhurst Place
Victoria, B. C. V8N 1R1
Phone 250 472 0105
Fax 250 472 0145
Born Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 14 August 1927
Graduate Oak Bay High School, Victoria, Canada, 1945
Victoria College, Craigdarroch Castle, 1946
Victoria College, Landsdowne Campus, 1947
B.A. Physics, University of British Columbia, 1949
M.A. Nuclear Physics, University of British Columbia, 1951
Ph.D. Molecular Spectroscopy, University of Toronto, 1960

• President, Commission 9 of International Astronomical Union, Instruments and Techniques, 1979-1982
• Optical Consultant on NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment, McDonald Observatory, 1969


Optical design consultant to EMS Technologies, Ottawa, on HERO resource satellite.
Optical design consultant to MDA, Vancouver, on RapidEye and another project,
Optical designs for Routes, Inc., of UV Auroral Imager called Ravens.
Optical designs of corrector mirrors and lenses for a proposed 8-m Liquid Mirror Telescope
Optical designs for U. Saskatchewan of a laser imager to power an experimental Space Elevator.
Optical design of near infrared imager and spectrograph for Mt Abu telescope, India
Optical design of prismatically cross-dispersed Echelle grating spectrograph for Mt Abu telescope, India. Modifications to fit manufacturer’s tools and materials (ongoing)
Optical designs of a High Definition High Contrast, HDHC, spectrograph for the U. of Illinois (ongoing)
Optical design options for a wide field adaptive optics system for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, CFHT, (ongoing)

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