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Kate Howells

Kate Howells

Kate Howells

Global Community Outreach Manager

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+1-626-793-5100

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. Kate also leads the development of the Society's youth education program.

Based in Guelph, ON, Kate represents The Planetary Society in Canada and leads the development of advocacy and outreach work there.

Kate also serves on the Government of Canada's Space Advisory Board, and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Educational Studies at Concordia University.

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

A New Era for Canada-U.S. Space Cooperation?

September 14, 2018

On 7 September, down the street from the NAFTA meetings in Washington D.C., the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a meeting of many thought leaders from both countries to discuss a point of uncertainty in the Canada-United States relationship: collaboration in space.

Planetary Society Volunteers are Candles in the Dark

July 31, 2018

After a bewildering day at AlienCon, a New York Times reporter found hope at The Planetary Society, courtesy of volunteer Sean Marquez.

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.

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