Queen's has lots of great presentations for the public, and runs an observatory.

The world wide web is full of great resources for astronomy, a good place to start is the astronomy outreach site. Also, check out the famous Hubble Space telescope website, with the addition of the Advanced Camera for surveys (ACS) Hubble is again taking images that are simply breath-taking. In a few months we'll be seeing the results from the Ultra Deep Field, the successor to the famous Hubble Deep Field.

The new generation of ground based telescopes is producing some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen, check out the VLT and Subaru public archives.

Last year I gave a presentation on my research to the Hamilton Area Amateur Astronomers. You can see the presentation in an html form here (coming soon).

Doug Welch is the second chair of the HAA, and a great person to get in contact with.

While I was a PhD student at the University of Alberta I was involved in a series of presentations at the Edmonton Space and Science Center known collectively under the title ``Beginnings and Endings''. It was great fun to be involved in, and over the course of the 5 lectures we had over 200 people attend, as well as promotion on local radio. Lectures were given by James Pinfold, Doug Hube, Erena Friedrich & Peter Damiano, Pat Sutton, and myself. It would be fun to do this all over again, six years later, just to see how much the science we talk about has, or perhaps hasn't, changed!

Lastly, some people ask why I chose astronomy as a career. I think it really boils down to being very curious, and rather in awe, of the universe around us. Bill Watterson always captured that feeling brilliantly -