The AstroTours are proudly organized and operated by volunteer graduate students of the University of Toronto Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Our executive team for the 2017 – 2018 AstroTour season is:
Directors – Deborah Lokhorst, Alysa Obertas, and Dana Simard
Personnel Manager – Miranda Herman
Filmographer – Jen Scora
Photographer – Anna O’Grady
Planetarium Director – Abhinav Jindal
Telescope Director – Jason Leung
Interactive Media Director – Georg Herzog
Refreshments Director – Ryan McKinven
Webmaster – Ryan Cloutier
Telescope and Planetarium Specialist – Michael Williams
Special Events Directors – Anita Bahmanyar and Ayushi Singh
Photos of Executives (in order listed above):
In addition, we count on volunteers drawn from our fellow astronomy graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduates to operate the telescopes and run planetarium shows every month.
Our events are funded by the generous support of the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics. Our special events are funded by the Department, the Dunlap and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.