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April 2023

Kate Howells: Planetary science, exploration, and advocacy: your questions answered

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual meeting via Zoom and YouTube

Kate Howells

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Kate will update us on the latest in space science and exploration, from active missions to those that need public support to get to the launch pad. She'll also answer your questions about planetary science, space policy and advocacy, and The Planetary Society's work.

Kate Howells is a science communicator with The Planetary Society, the world's largest independent space advocacy organization. In her role as Public Education Specialist, Kate works to engage the public in the adventure of space exploration and empower people to share their knowledge with others. Kate creates online courses, outreach tools, and other resources, and writes for The Planetary Report and planetary.org on a variety of space topics. Based in Guelph, ON, Kate also has a focus on sharing space with Canadian audiences, and represents The Planetary Society in the Canadian space community. From 2017-2020 Kate served on the Government of Canada's Space Advisory Board, and she currently serves on SEDS Canada's Board of Advisors. Kate also works in Guelph with Royal City Science, a nonprofit group bringing science outreach to the community with the goal of establishing a local science centre. Kate is the author of Space Is Cool As F*** and enjoys channeling her interest in science into creative projects.

We'll also try to stream the meeting to our YouTube page here:


This link can be freely shared.

The Zoom meeting invitation will be posted on the Pi's conferencing system, the TCS, and sent out to members via Email. Please check your Zoom profile online to be sure it contains your full name, because for security reasons, we can't let anyone in without their full name.

Important! if you use the Zoom app (instead of a web browser), check in advance that you have version 5.14.2 or better. There are significant security issues with older versions.

We'll start with a Q&A, so please send us any questions for us to queue up for the panel.

Please complete our Pi attend form on Saturday - we'll do a drawing from the remote attendees on that form. Attendance Check-in link, https://wap.org/attend