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Western Space Webinar Series - Chris Vaughan
Title: "Teaching Astronomy Concepts using Stellarium and Mobile Apps"
Speaker: Chris Vaughan

Chris Vaughan aka “AstroGeoGuy” is an Astronomer and Earth Scientist. Since 1996, Chris has been delivering planetarium experiences, visiting classrooms, hosting science-themed assemblies, running science clubs, and holding stargazing parties for schools and other groups in southern Ontario. He is the author of a weekly astronomy blog for non-astronomers called Astronomy Skylights, which is widely read by subscribers worldwide. Chris has written stories for SkyNews, Canada’s astronomy magazine. For the website Space.com, he writes a monthly calendar of astro-events, and many columns focused on Mobile Astronomy Apps. Chris’ content is used in the popular SkySafari 6 and Star Walk 2 smartphone apps and the Starry Night software package.

Chris is an operator and tour guide for the David Dunlap Observatory’s 74″ (1.88 m) Great Telescope, presenter in their Skylab room, and a speaker at their public programs. He also presents The Sky This Month at the monthly Recreational Astronomy Night meetings of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Toronto Centre, and is an instructor in their public astronomy course. Chris is the recipient of the 2014 Bertram Topham Award for Observing, the 2013, 2014 and 2018 Andrew Elvins Awards for Promotion of Astronomy, and the 2019 Ostrander Ramsey Award for Astronomical Writing from the RASC. In 2018, Chris was awarded the Reach for the Stars Award from the City of Markham, in recognition of his promotion of astronomy and fight against light pollution in Thornhill. A lifelong learner, Chris has been learning to speak, read, and write Mandarin.

Feb 5, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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