Host Terry Mann
with Carroll Iorg, John Goss, Scott Roberts, and David Levy.
Find out more about the Astronomical League, and "What's with that comet, anyway?"
Professor Karim Jaffer presents “Citizen Science – and opportunities for young participants.” This pursuit is an exciting area for people of all ages – especially the young – to contribute to our understanding of the universe. He is a Physics and Astronomy Professor at John Abbott College near southwest Montreal, where he employs a unique student directed teaching approach incorporating current astronomical data, research, and including experiential learning opportunities. Because of his efforts he has received several research awards and has published articles in SkyNews magazine over the past 7 years.
In the amateur astronomy community Karim has been the Public Events Coordinator for the RASC Montreal Centre since 2016, helping re-establish the I.K.Williamson Astronomy Library and coordinating both public events and outreach activities throughout the Montreal area, cultivating partnerships with many local & Global institutions. Over the past few years Professor Jaffer has been actively learning and sharing the Two-Eyed Seeing perspective through presentations and Outreach activities with Indigenous peoples and astronomy communities across the globe.