If last year was any indication, the upcoming Astronomy Day and Science Rendezvous should be a busy one!
Things get underway at 11am and run until 3pm, with a list of activities that include:
- Apollo rockets and Moon display
- Jim Bernath and his hands-on science displays
- Solar system displays, walk, and bean-bag toss
- Three craft tables for children (alien figures, alien masks, and phases of the Moon with Oreo cookies)
- Astronomy bingo
- Solar telescopes (outside the Trottier Observatory, weather-permitting)
- Planetary Society display
- Vancouver Telescope display
Our featured lecture will be Hubble’s 25 Years Odyssey, presented by Ray Villard of the Space Telescope Science Institute. There will be a 2pm talk for kids and a 7:30pm talk for the general public. Registration is required. Please follow this link for details.
We will also have a series of talks throughout the day. The talks will be in room 3150 on the East Concourse of the Academic Quadrangle.
|11:30||Stanley Greenspoon||What’s New in the Search for Exoplanets and Extraterrestrial Life|
|12:30||Kenneth Lui||What’s up in the Global Space Community|
|1:30||Ted Stroman||The Creation and Formation of the Moon|
|2:30||Scott McGillivray||It’s 2016 – Astronomy is More than Telescopes|
The Trottier Observatory will also be open for tours throughout the afternoon.