Public Outreach

Scientific knowledge is worthless if it can’t be shared with everyone.

Science communication is a passion of mine. Below is a collection of science outreach activities I have led or taken part in.

Queen’s Observatory activities

Fast Radio Bursts Podcast

On this podcast we dive into current topics in astronomy and interview astronomers about their amazing research! Learn more at this link.

Open House talks

Recording our open house talks became a pet project of mine to increase the reach of our events and make them more accessible to those that couldn’t make it out to the event itself. They have all been posted on our YouTube channel. The quality of the recordings gets progressively better with time, I hope you like them!

Percy Goes to Mars

We organized a live-stream event for the Perseverance Mars landing which included a panel of experts to discuss the science and engineering of the Perseverance rover. The event went very well, with over 700 views on YouTube. I lead the organization of the event although I was not on the panel myself, the only audio you will hear from me is the first sentence saying that we are “go for live” haha. Here is the YouTube link.

Science Rendezvous 2022 Hall of Fame

I had the pleasure of organizing a team of 15 volunteers running 9 activities at the Queen’s Observatory station. I was given an “Outstanding Volunteer” spot in the Science Rendezvous Kingston hall of fame! SR 2022 was definitely a highlight of my outreach activities at Queen’s!

Science Rendezvous 2021 Keynote

Here is a link to a public talk I did as one of the keynote speakers at Science Rendezvous 2021 in my capacity as the Observatory Coordinator. Over 500 classes/families have viewed the talk.

Where does it all come from?

Here is a link to a public talk I did at the Observatory Open House in June 2019. Sorry about the audio quality!

Group Tours

We run virtual tours for classes and summer camps at all grade levels! Check out our website to learn more, these are lots of fun.


Celestial Occurrences in December 2020

Interview with Global Kingston on the Geminid Meteor shower, the Great Conjunction, and Aurora Borealis. link

Comet remains to be seen for the month of July

Discussion on comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE in July 2020 with The Whig. link

SpaceX Launch

Podcast with CFRC on SpaceX launch of humans to the ISS in June 2020. link

Mercury moves across the sun

Interview with Global Kingston on Mercury transit in November 2019. link

A Nobel Pursuit

Discussion with the Queen’s Gazette on the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting. link

Queen’s University astrophysicist sheds some light on the historic Spacex launch

Interview with Global Kingston on SpaceX launch of humans to the ISS in June 2020. link

Canada’s contributions to the Apollo 11 mission

Interview with Global Kingston on 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. link

Queen’s Phd student tells us how we can spot the International space station in the sky

Interview with Global Kingston on how to spot the ISS from home. link


G.I.R.L.S Camp

Summer camp in July 2019 to promote women in stem. link

Science Rendezvous

An annual festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the street. link

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