The RASC Vancouver Centre is hosting a spectacular Astronomy Day event on Saturday, April 27th.
From 11 am to 4 pm to include:
Various Lectures going all afternoon – topics to include: - The Moon - Russian Space Program - Scholars of Science - How to Enjoy Astronomy in the Vancouver area - Chinese Space Program - and more
Academic Quadrangle, South Concourse, same hallway as the afternoon activities 7 pm start - free admission (parking fees in effect)
Space and the stars around us are our home these days. Travel tonight’s sky during John Nemy’s inspiring presentation. Then go outside and see the same real sky overhead through telescopes. It’s like a double planetarium show as we celebrate Astronomy Day! From Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield orbiting Earth in the International Space Station to the depths of galaxy clusters that we are a part of, John’s presentation puts in plain words, movies and music our cosmic connection with the universe.
John Nemy and Carol Legate are best known as public astronomers and “coexistence through planetary awareness” has been their message. Over the past 25 years they have shown the night sky to an estimated 30,000 people, from the mountain tops of Whistler, British Columbia to the wine regions of Niagara in Ontario. In 2012 they opened Island Stars a public observatory on Hornby Island, BC.
Followed by a Star Party at SFU 9 pm - 10:30 p.m.