AIRs 2022

Follow along with all the adventures at Killarney Park with our AIR blogs here!

... next astronomer in residence coming soon! Scroll down to read the adventures from ALL of our astronomers in residence this year (note, all sections go in blocks by week).

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Astronomer in Residence: Tom Vassos AIR Term: June 27 - July 17 Tom Vassos has devoted thousands of hours researching his lifelong passions – astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics and space exploration. He is the Founder of Cosmologists Without Borders and a Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Mr. Vassos is the author of the book, “The Ultimate Guided Tour of the Universe,” and he delights in imparting his knowledge to space enthusiasts, young minds and lifelong learners everywhere.

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Week 1 July

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Astronomer in Residence: Caroline El Khoury AIR Term: June 20-26 Caroline graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Physics and Astronomy. In 2019, she received a research grant to work as an intern at ASTRON – and from there was inspired to continue doing research, but to begin a journey that involves a lot of outreach! Caroline took her love of astronomy and hiking and started a social media page (@caroline_elkhoury) where she showcases all her adventures.

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Astronomer in Residence: Blake Nancarrow AIR Term: May 9-May 29 2022 Blake Nancarrow is a life-long science, astronomy, & space-flight nerd. He bought his first telescope in 1990 and immediately took it on camping trips. A Royal Astronomical Society of Canada member, he is currently the national Observing Committee chair & software training coordinator. Blake regularly writes for the RASC Journal & SkyNews magazine.

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Week 3 May 

See below for a special timelapse video taken by Blake in week3!

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