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Professor of Space Science and Physics, Athabasca University

Martin Connors is Professor of Space Science and Physics at Athabasca University, also affiliated with Western University (Ontario). He runs the Athabasca University Observatories, using the dark night skies of northern Alberta to study the aurora and other sky phenomena, and also geo-electromagnetic networks. The latter monitor space weather through magnetic and electric fields using novel instrumentation, some developed in-house. Connors has also developed innovative techniques in distance education. He received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, in theoretical and space physics. For fun he studies languages and reads about history. His book "Invisible Solar System" was published in 2024.


  • –present
    Professor of Space Science and Physics, Athabasca University


  • 1998 
    Athabasca University, Space Science, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics


Canada Research Chair (to 2013), Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence (AU), President's Award for Research and Scholarly Excellence (AU)