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AIR Blog

Follow along with our astronomers as they share their love of astronomy at Killarney Provincial Park.

Read about their adventures in the Astronomer In Residence Blog below. For previous years adventures, see the Blog Archive at the bottom of this page.

The 2024 Blog has started, follow along with our AIR adventures!

Astronomer in Residence 2024:
Veronika Dornan AIR Term: June 24 - June 30 2024

Veronika is an astronomy Phd candidate at McMaster University studying globular star cluster populations around distant, massive galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope. She is also a presenter at the W.J. McCallion planetarium and a coordinator for McMaster’s sidewalk astronomy program. She is a life-long hiking, camping, and canoeing enthusiast and is over the moon (pun intended) that she gets to combine her passions for astronomy and the outdoors under the dark skies of Killarney!

Veronika's Blog

Astronomer in Residence 2024:
Bruce Waters AIR Term: June 5 - June 9 2024

Bruce has been teaching astronomy to the public since 1981 and in the provincial park system every year since 1985. He was at the McLaughlin Planetarium as star theatre operator, producer and educator and ran the last public star show with the hope that, one day, the stars would shine down upon Toronto again. He also authored "A camper's guide to the universe" in 2012" and is the author of the Ontario Parks monthly astronomy blog. Finally, he is the co-founder of Stars over Killarney - an annual astronomy program featuring topics that connect to the Park (2018).

Bruce's Blog

Blog Archive

Listed below are links to archived blogs from the Astronomer In Residence Program. For more information, please email Dr. Elaina A. Hyde, Director of the Allan I. Carswell Observatory and the Astronomer In Residence program contact.