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March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Host: Randy Attwood
Speaker: Mary Beth Laychak, Director of Strategic Communications, CFHT
Talk Title: The Canada France Hawaii Telescope
Talk Abstract: The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope is a forty year old facility on the summit of Maunakea and consistently ranks among the world’s most astronomically productive. Mary Beth Laychak, director of strategic communications at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope shares the science, instrument suite and staff of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. She will discuss how those pieces work together to create the magic that is CFHT.
Information about our speaker: Mary Beth Laychak is the Director of Strategic Communications at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on the Big Island of Hawaii. She also runs the Maunakea Scholars program, an innovative astronomy outreach program for Hawaii public high school students. Mary Beth has an undergraduate degree in astronomy and astrophysics from Penn State University and a masters degree in educational technology from San Diego State. Her passions include astronomy, sharing astronomy with the public, astronomy based crafts, and running. She lives in Waimea, Hawaii with her husband and cat.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87010523603