CFHT UM2019 - Presentation Details

Abstract Details

Title: CFHT Outreach

Presenter: Mary Beth Laychak


The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope serves a diverse audience of astronomers and the general public in five countries: Canada, France, Hawaii (US), Taiwan, and China. The observatory’s goals are ambitious; unlike other multi-national institutions pursuing a dynamic outreach presence, CFHT is a smaller facility with fewer staff fully devoted to public outreach. Through a combination of online engagement, innovative local outreach programming, and partnerships with users and stakeholders in constituent communities, CFHT maximizes its outreach impact. We will discuss our success, challenges, and lessons learned from our experiences coordinating activities and events in three diverse locations: Hawaii, Canada and France.