The Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is holding its annual International Astronomy Day event in conjunction with [an event at Simon Fraser University (SFU)], wrote BC’s Burnaby Now Sept. 11. The society will host guest speaker Jim Whiteway of York University for a lecture at 4pm.
“He’s a big-time Canadian space scientist,” said Howard Trottier, a professor of physics at SFU. Whiteway is best known for spotting snow on Mars. He was the principle investigator for the Canadian weather station on the Phoenix Mars Lander, wrote Now.
Whiteway is the director of the Centre for Research in Earth & Space Science.
Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.