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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 - "The James Webb Space Telescope" One of the greatest telescope projects ever completed, the JWST is helping reveal the mysteries of the universe and the possibility of finding signs of life on distant worlds.

Lecture 7 - "Outdoor Astronomy Basics" Amateur astronomy and stargazing are easier than you think. The wonders of the night can be enjoyed by anyone..

Lecture 8 - "Astrology" Humans have always had the need to know the future on health, wealth or romance.

Lecture 9 - "This Strange Universe" As astronomers explore the cosmos, unimaginable mysteries come to light.

Lecture 10 - "Imaging The Sky" A look how the sky is imaged by both amateur and professional astronomers.

I am a freelance stronomy educator, guest speaker, monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as well as a STEM educator. I have been interviewed on more than 55 Canadian radio stations as well as television across Canada and the U.S. In recognition of my public outreach in astronomy, the International Astronomical Union has honoured me with the naming of Asteroid (22406) Garyboyle.

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