Location: Conference Space (rooms A2, B2 and C2), 2nd floor, New Student Centre
Historic facilities and instrumentation can be more than static artifacts for display. They can be brought to life as powerful engines for education and public outreach (EPO). Jan Cami talks about the challenges and rewards of repurposing the historic Cronyn Observatory (Western University) as an instrument of effective EPO, and the cooperative synergy of the groups involved—the university astrophysics community, and the RASC.
About the Speaker
Prof. Cami’s main research areas are molecular spectroscopy, dust mineralogy in evolved stars, and the Diffuse Interstellar Bands (DIBs). His work is both observationally and theoretically oriented, using data from ground-based and space-borne telescopes, and comparing the results with theoretical models. He has been honoured with the 2019 Qilak Award for Astronomy Communications, Public Education, and Outreach by the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA).