Curiosity on Stage - This week: 40 Years of Astronomy at the Top of the World

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Jun 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Curiosity on Stage - This week: 40 Years of Astronomy at the Top of the World
Demo Stage
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Included with admission
Language Comments
Presentation in English with a bilingual Q+A.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math? Curiosity on Stage is a series of short, interactive presentations that brings you face-to-face with researchers and innovators. Each week, a featured speaker delivers an engaging presentation followed by an interactive Q-and-A session. Curiosity on Stage invites you to learn directly from people working in the science and technology-related fields. Find out what they do and why it matters – and leave inspired by their stories of curiosity, overcoming obstacles, and innovation.

While everyone is welcome on the Demo Stage, this program is recommended for ages 10+.

This week: 40 Years of Astronomy at the Top of the World

Mary Beth Laychak, outreach manager Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

Mary Beth Laychak is the Outreach Program manager 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 master’s 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.

2019 is the 40th anniversary of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope atop Maunakea, Hawaii. Wait, why does Canada have a telescope in Hawaii? And for 40 years? Come and learn about the 40 years of science and adventure from CFHT.

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Coming Up:

June 22 - Angelo Mingarelli, Carleton University - Thoughts on Leonardo da Vinci and Mathematics

June 29 - Pascal Fallavollita, University of Ottawa

July 6 - Jade Atkins, Carleton University - Ottawa's geologic and fossil history

July 13 - Ottawa Art Gallery

July 20 - Greg Mitchell, Wildlife Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada

July 27 - Oren Petel, Carleton University - Impacts and X-rays - A look inside helmet testing

August 3 - Medical Curiosity

August 10 - Ottawa Art Gallery

August 17 - Medical Curiosity

August 24 - Cynthia Cruickshank, Carleton University

August 31 - Sebastian Hadjiantoniou, Incuvers - From ideation to discovery: The past, present and future of science

November 2 - Issac Tamblyn, NRC-CNRC

November 16 - Emily Standen, Uottawa