talks & stargazing


Client Comments
"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
"Everything about this Road Scholar trip was above and beyond our expectations. We greatly benefited from the evening lectures by Alan Dyer as well as his expert photography advice."
– LK, Road Scholar aurora tour participant



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 2017:
January 19 - 24: Winter Skies - Aurora and Astronomy, Churchill, Manitoba (sold out)
April 29: Shooting the Stars Workshop, Coonabarabran, Australia (sold out)
June 3: How to See and Shoot the Total Eclipse Workshop, Carstairs, Alberta
June 15-17: Nightscape Workshops and Public Talks at Waterton Wildflower Festival, Waterton Lakes National Park
September 16: Astrophoto Workshop and Public Talk at Equinox Festival, Bon Accord, Alberta
September 22-23: Nightscape Workshop and Public Talk at Waterton Wildlife Festival, Waterton Lakes National Park (cancelled due to forest fire!)
September 29-30: Time-Lapse Workshops at Advanced Imaging Conference, San Jose, CA
October 17 to November 11: Aurora Enrichment Lectures aboard m/s Nordlys on Norwegian coastal cruises with Road Scholar
Speaking Engagements in 2018:
January 18: Looking Up in Wonder – the Northern Lights and the Milky Way – public lecture in Calgary, Kerby Centre at 7:30 pm, to the Calgary Centre of the RASC.
February 8-18: Aurora Enrichment Lectures at Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Churchill, Manitoba, for CNSC Learning Vacations (week 1) and for Road Scholar (week 2) (Both sold out)
March 3: Deep-Sky Photography Workshop at All-Star Telescope, Didsbury, Alberta.
March 5-20: Aurora Enrichment Lectures aboard on Norwegian coastal cruise with Road Scholar (sold out)