talks & stargazing


"Alan is an engaging speaker who will open your eyes and mind to the wonders of the night sky."
– Bob Nansen, Betchart Expeditions
"Alan Dyer's knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm shines through in every engaging presentation he makes."
– Les Dickson, Saskatchewan Summer Star Party
"Alan is fantastic to work with and has the ability to captivate an audience and transport them across the universe through his pictures"
- Zach Drew, Table Mountain Star Party
“Alan Dyer is one of the most passionate and professional speakers I have had the pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the night sky is exceptional and his photography is equally impressive!”
– Bryan Attree, Director, Business Development, Jasper, Alberta (Jasper Dark Sky Festival)
“People were so impressed with Alan's presentation they are bugging me to have him back next year.”
– Neel Roberts, Vulcan Trek Centre
Client Comments

talks to inspire your audience

My many years of experience producing and presenting planetarium shows for all ages serves me well in delivering exciting and inspiring talks about the wonders of the sky. All my talks are richly illustrated with images and videos, sometimes my own, or with the latest images from Hubble, and other space missions. While I have a number of talks "on file," I always adapt these to suit each audience and occasion.
I've presented talks…
• to groups in National Parks (both outdoor sky tours and indoor talks)
• to cruise ship audiences on eclipse cruises and other specialty-themed cruises
• to star parties and astronomy conferences, with general interest & technical "how-to" talks
• to corporations, clubs, and organizations looking for inspiring enrichment programs
• and to many youth and school groups looking for curriculum support
I have years of experience delivering public outreach programs, and can present a live "laser-guided" star tour and telescope viewing session under the night sky, in a program customized for your group or special event.
Speaking Engagements in 2016/17:
February 4 - 9 and March 3 - 8: "Learning Vacations" Aurora Courses at Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Churchill, Manitoba
April 1: "Chasing the Northern Lights," Central West Astronomy Society, Parkes, Australia
May 14: "Deep-Sky Photography with DSLRs" Workshop, Didsbury, Alberta
June 10: "The Northern Lights," as part of the annual Spock Days, Vulcan, Alberta
June 19, 21 & 22: Nightscape Workshops (June 19 & 21) + Public Lecture (June 22), Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part of Wildflower Festival)
August 5: Photoshop for Astronomy Workshop, Sask. Summer Star Party, Cypress Hills, SK
September 9: "The Amazing Sky," Kalamazoo (Michigan) Area Math and Science Center
September 15: "Tips for Nightscapes and Time-Lapses," public lecture, Calgary Centre, RASC
September 23 & 24: Milky Way Photo Workshop (Sept. 23) + Public Lecture & Stargazng (Sept 24). Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part of Wildlife Festival)
October 1: Astrophoto Workshop, Carstairs, Alberta (part of 10th Anniversary Celebrations for All-Star Telescope)
October 14 & 15: "The Amazing Sky" talk (Oct. 14) and Astrophoto Workshop (Oct. 15), Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 21 & 22: Public Talks at Jasper Dark Sky Festival, Jasper, Alberta
November 5: Astrophoto Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta
November 12: Astrophoto Workshop, Burnaby, B.C.
January 19 - 24: Winter Skies - Aurora and Astronomy (in Churchill, Manitoba) (sold out)
April 29: Shooting the Stars Workshop (in Coonabarabran, Australia)
June 3: How to See and Shoot the Total Eclipse Workshop (in Carstairs, Alberta)