International Astronomy Day 2015

INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY - SATURDAY,  MAY 9

Sponsored by the ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA – VANCOUVER CENTRE and hosted at SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, BURNABY CAMPUS

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES   11 am to 4 pm

(free admission and free parking in Lot B)

Activities to include:

  • Children’s crafts
  • Hand’s on science activities
  • Solar telescopes
  • Astronomy Bingo
  • Apollo Mission Display
  • Solar System displays
  • SFU’s new Trottier Observatory will be open for tours
  • and more…

AFTERNOON LECTURES  12 pm to 3 pm

  • 12:00              Are we alone?  Search for  life elsewhere
  • 12:30              The Global Space Community
  • 1:00                The Northern Lights followed by
  • 1:30                A Northern Lights slideshow
  • 2:00                The Moon and the Apollo Missions
  • 2:30              The Story of Tycho Brahe
  • 3:00              Galaxies and their different shapes/sizes

In addition, this event is being held in conjunction with SFU’s Science Rendezvous, a Canada-wide celebration of science.  SFU’s Faculty of Science has many activities and displays planned as well.

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