Speaker Nights

Speaker Nights feature a guest speaker who is usually a professional astronomer or specialist working in astronomy or a space science-related field. These talks are usually aimed at a general level and are of great interest to most. If you would like to suggest a speaker, contact the Speaker Night meeting coordinator at spkr@mississauga.rasc.ca.

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Upcoming Speaker Events:

Speaker Night

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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

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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

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 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[…]