The late Dr. Bill Hrudey would have been proud to see Cayman’s first astronomy conference being held in his name next week.

The three-day event set for Wednesday, May 23, to Friday, May 25 – dubbed the William Hrudey Caribbean Astronomy Conference – will be held at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room in Governors Square and is expected to bring scientists from around the region to discuss topics such as the largest telescopes in the world, microbial life in space, and preparing for colonies on Mars.