Kate Howells works with The Planetary Society to build and manage a global network of volunteers who do educational outreach in their communities, and to develop volunteer activities that support The Planetary Society's goals and strategic vision.
Based in Montreal, Canada, Kate leads The Planetary Society’s advocacy and outreach work in Canada, and advises on the expansion of The Planetary Society’s work outside the United States.
Kate also serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Space Society, and on the Government of Canada's Space Advisory Board.
Seven astronomers have been selected to receive Shoemaker NEO (Near Earth Object) grants from the Planetary Society. They and their observatories span the planet. We’ll meet an American and an Australian. Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts provides an overview of the grant program and later returns for this week’s edition of What’s Up. The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells reports on the outlook for space funding in Canada’s newly-released federal budget. She and Society CEO Bill Nye also met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.