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Wonders of Astronomy
The beauty of the night sky is a wonderful and mysterious place which at times, can be overwhelming to understand. I am a freelance astronomy educator and writer who has presented PowerPoint presentations to numerous schools, Scouts and Guide camp, Provincial Parks in Ontario, public campgrounds, senior residences as well as a cruise ship. Topics in my lecture series are:

Lecture 1 - "Our Cosmic Origin" Examines how the Sun, planets as well as life on Earth was forged from the depths of space, long, long ago.

Lecture 2 - "Wanderers Of The Night" A close look at the eight major planets of our solar system and their moons.

Lecture 3 - "Studying The Cosmos" Looking back 5,000 years at the birth of astronomy and its progression of time to what we have today.

Lecture 4 - "Living In A Star" How the Sun influences life on Earth along with the benefits and hazards living within its boundaries.

Lecture 5 - "Our Fascination With The Moon" The moon has always played a key role in Earth's development in the past and the future.

Lecture 6 - "Our Pale Blue Dot" A look at how the earth and life came to be.

I am a guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Over the years I have been interviewed many times on more than 55 Canadian radio stations as well as appearing on Canadian and US television. Numerous newspapers have featured my articles. In recognition of my public outreach in astronomy, the International Astronomical Union has honoured me with the naming of Asteroid (22406) Garyboyle. Follow me on Twitter: @astroeducator or website: www.wondersofastronomy.com.

Should you require further information on cost or to reserve a lecture, please do not hesitate to contact me.