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Kate Howells

Kate Howells

Kate Howells

Global Community Outreach Manager

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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.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Amateur Astronomers Work To Save Earth From Asteroids!

March 14, 2018 • 36:35

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.

Latest Blog Posts

Bill Nye and Prime Minister Trudeau talk Canada's future in space

March 14, 2018

The Planetary Society will be at the planning table when Canada's space community regroups after the latest budget release.

What does the 2018 Canadian federal budget mean for space?

March 05, 2018

After more than a year of high hopes, there is no daring new vision for Canada in space.

Celebrating Our Volunteers

December 05, 2017

December 5th is International Volunteer Day, and The Planetary Society has many reasons to celebrate...3,652, to be exact!

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