The Team

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:

DirectorsDeborah Lokhorst, Alysa Obertas, and Dana Simard
Personnel ManagerMiranda Herman
FilmographerJen Scora
PhotographerAnna O’Grady
Planetarium DirectorAbhinav Jindal
Telescope DirectorJason Leung
Interactive Media DirectorGeorg Herzog
Refreshments DirectorRyan McKinven
WebmasterRyan Cloutier
Telescope and Planetarium SpecialistMichael Williams
Special Events DirectorsAnita 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.