Location: Rooms B2 and C2, Conference Space, 2nd floor, New Student Centre
Astronomy’s unique position as both an empirical science, and an accessible one, cast a wide net for individuals to engage with the material. In this talk, I would like to propose spectroscopy to be added to the list of ways astronomy can be communicated to the public. I will speak about my experience working with spectroscopy on the analysis of stellar composition as a student at John Abbott College in Astronomy. Furthermore, I will talk about the benefits of integrating stellar spectroscopy into public outreach events, the deceptive simplicity of the spectroscopy process through a program called RSpec, and potential methods of incorporating stellar spectroscopy into public outreach.