Speaker Night

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.

Speaker Night

Speaker: Emily Carney

Title:  Skylab: An Overview
Talk Abstract:  Skylab, which was crewed from 1973 to 1974, enjoyed only a brief moment in the cultural zeitgeist (and, of course, infamously reentered over parts of Western Australia). While the United States’ first space station is often overlooked in the canon of space history, this talk will discuss its origins from its “wet workshop” days to its legacy, and direct descendant – the International Space Station (ISS), which still orbits above us.

Speaker Night

 Speaker Night

 Host: Randy Attwood

 Speaker: Dr Kim Tait, Royal Ontario Museum

Kimberly Tait is a Curator of Mineralogy and oversees mineralogical, gemmological and meteoritic research at the ROM. She is also a cross-appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Toronto.

Title: To be announced