Royal Astronomical Society of Canada lecture with Bob McDonald

January 31, 2015

Book signing and lecture with CBC's "Quirks and Quarks" host, Bob McDonald


In conjunction with the Vancouver Centre Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, you are invited to hear Bob Mcdonald speak about his latest book, "Canadian Spacewalkers".

Only three Canadian astronauts, Chris Hadfield, Steve MacLean, and Dave Williams have had the privilege of donning space suits and stepping into the void outside the International Space Station.  This illustrated presentation tells their remarkable tales of traing for years in the world's largest swimming pool, the challenges of working against a suit that doesn't want to bend, the disorientation of weightlessness, performing construction work in a realm where up and down do not exist, all while floating 400 km above the most spectacular view of the Earth they had ever seen. Bob Mcdonald got a taste of astronaut training and discovered just how remarkable our three Canadian spacewalkers truly are.

Bob Mcdonald is a science communicator, space aficionado and author.

If weather permits, there will be a star-gazing party at the end of the question and answer portion of the event.

 

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

10081 Saywell Hall
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC

8 pm

 

 

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