Monday, March 14, 2022

speaking on Tuesday, to a big crowd

I believe this a bigger deal than I originally thought...

Back on 26 Feb '22, I told you I had been invited by RASC Montreal Centre people to deliver two talks. One at their Citizen Science evening in April. The other invite was for the "global star party" in March. For the latter, I was asked to speak about the observing certificate programs.

The GSP is coming up this Tuesday, 15 March 2022. Show starts at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time and is scheduled to run for 3+ hours. I've been given a mere 15 minutes. I do not know, at this stage, when I am to talk...

Today, a little light bulb went off in my little brain. The GSP is not a RASC Montreal hosted event. Rather, it is an event organised by the Explore Alliance, i.e. Explore Scientific LLC, the telescope company.

They have an extensive program with alliances and ambassadors from around the world and they regularly run this big "global star party" with speakers and presumably live telescope views. My Montreal contact is a member of the alliance, one of the (inclusive) ambassadors, promoting astronomy, science, and nature.

My realisation today was that I'll be speaking on an international platform. I quickly re-worked my presentation to function at a higher level, for an international audience, and with people from the general public.

See the Global Star Party page for specifics around Tuesday's event. 

This 86th event will be simulcast on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter,, and at 

Anyone can attend and watch for free ($0). Just click the ADD TO CART button. I gather you will be sent details on connecting to and watching the session.

Glad I figured this out ahead of the event!

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