Peter McMahon is an award-winning science journalist who has worked for CTV, Discovery Channel, written for The Toronto Star, the kids publication YES Mag, CAA online magazine, and written science features for such magazines as Canadian Geographic, Today’s Parent, and Sky News: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy and Stargazing where he writes a regular column on “wilderness astronomy” and serves as a contributing editor.
Peter has also written science and space articles for Space Quarterly (the print companion to SpaceRef.com, an affiliate of Space.com), University Affairs Magazine, Let’s Talk Science, and the Canadian Space Agency.
In February of 2010, he covered health science stories at the Vancouver Winter Games for CTVolympics.ca
While serving as senior online producer for Discovery Channel, Peter hosted, edited, and produced the first TV-quality LIVE science specials on the Internet.
An avid “wilderness astronomer” , Peter was the first to propose that Jasper National Park become a dark sky preserve, and worked with Parks Canada to have it designated the world’s largest astronomy park, as of March 2011.
He has spoken on science communication and astronomy at countless universities, science centres, conferences, and national parks, as well as delivering science communication workshops at Science North/Laurentian University’s Science Communication program and The Banff Centre.
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