Astronomy Lectureship Program

Offered by the Canadian Astronomical Society

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) would like to offer remote communities or organizations the opportunity to host a Westar Lecture. As part of its commitment to share science with the public, CASCA will provide the necessary funding for a distinguished Canadian astronomer to visit the community for a two-day stay.  He or she will give a free public lecture and interact with members of your community. In addition, depending on interest, the speaker may also offer other free activities such as telescope observation, classroom visits, or astronomy training for teachers.

The Westar Lecture showcases our incredible Canadian astronomers, inspires enthusiasm and interest in astronomy and science, and provides educational opportunities for the general public and science teachers. The Westar Lecture is also an opportunity for CASCA to find out what it can do, on an ongoing basis, to assist with the advancement of astronomy education in your area, as well as to learn about your local astronomical endeavors, history, and traditions, that we can share with the rest of Canada’s astronomical community.

If you would like a Westar speaker to visit your community, we encourage you to visit the CASCA website and fill out the application form by March 31, 2018.

The Canadian Astronomical Society is a partner and supporter of Discover the Universe.

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