UPEI dedicates observatory to Earl L Wonnacott

January 26, 2021
In honour of the 40th anniversary of its observatory, the University of Prince Edward Island has dedicated their observatory to Earl L Wonnacott, a former professor whose work ensured the funding and installation of UPEI’s observatory in 1980. Megan Glover, a physics department lab tech, explains that Wonnacott “and his student assistants often got very excited about what they were seeing and they hoped that the people that were visiting would get just as excited — and he thought that it would rub off a little bit on them … I think that’s what we continue to do, is let people see some of these astronomical sites for themselves and get interested.” CBC (PEI)