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