Speaker's Night - Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell

Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell, Researcher-Programmer in Astronomy and Space Sciences, Ontario Science Centre
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night, this month featuring Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell speaking about astronomy projects at the Science Centre.

Rachel Ward-Maxwell received her PhD in astrophysics from McMaster University in 2015, where she used computer simulations to model the structure of interstellar clouds and formation of Sun-like stars. As the Researcher-Programmer in Astronomy and Space Sciences at the Ontario Science Centre, Dr. Ward-Maxwell develops astronomy program offerings, including planetarium shows, and supports the Research Live! program, an initiative where visitors participate in current active research studies conducted by visiting scientists. She is passionate about communicating science with the general public and is a strong advocate for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines.

Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Who can attend: Everyone including non-members
Fee: Free
Reservation: Not required
Location: Ontario Science Centre (follow the signs to the RASC meeting)