Ken Hewitt-White—Keynote Speaker

Ken Hewitt-WhiteAstronomy, the RASC, and Me

Join Ken for a lighthearted hour of reminiscences going back to when he joined the Society half a century ago. In addition to his years of planetarium work, Ken has witnessed rocket launches, visited famous observatories, and conducted interviews with leading-edge astronomers. It’s been a colourful career, and it all began with an RASC membership card.


Astronomy communicator Ken Hewitt-White joined the Ottawa Centre in 1967 and today is a member of the Okanagan Centre. Following 20 years of production work at Vancouver’s H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, Ken co-hosted the Discovery Channel series Cosmic Highway. Currently, Ken is the Associate Editor of SkyNews. He still observes with his telescopes every clear night.