Christa Van Laerhoven
Profile Type: 
Astronomy Ambassador
Speaking Topics: 
Major Migrations: Rearranging the Solar System
Exoplanets: The Weird and Wonderful
What is a Planet?
Loony Moons
Centre Affiliation: 
Please Email
Can deliver other talks similar to the above: 
Willing to consider creating a custom presentation: 
Starting Airport: 
Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
Regional Availability: 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Maritime Provinces
Quebec (outside Montreal)
Eastern Ontario and Montreal
Central Ontario
Far North
Southwestern Ontario
Northeastern Ontario
Northwestern Ontario
Northern Alberta
Southern Alberta
Northern and Central BC
Lower Mainland
Victoria and Sunshine Coast
Target Audiences: 
All ages including children
General audiences (adults)
Astronomy enthusiasts
English only
Dr. Van Laerhoven is a planetary scientist and educator. She has significant experience talking about astronomy to a variety of audiences (children through seniors) in a variety of formats (lectures, Q&A, TV/radio, etc). She gained her Ph.D. from the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona, with her research concentrating on long term changes in the orbits of planets. Dr. Van Laerhoven has also earned a B.Ed. from the University of British Columbia, concentrating on teaching physics and mathematics. She is a member of the Yukon Centre.