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April 21, 2010 For immediate release

Celebrate International Astronomy Day at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

Ottawa, Ontario – Enjoy fun, hands-on daytime activities for children and adults alike. In the evening, join Museum educators at the Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory for a free star party, and get a close-up look at the wonders of the night sky (weather permitting). Make it a family outing, and come discover the Universe with the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

When:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Daytime Activities: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Evening Star Party: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where:

Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd.

Highlights:

  • Starstruck Planetarium Presentations: Explore the wonders of the night sky in the Museum’s inflatable Starlab Planetarium.
    1:15, 2:00, 2:45 and 3:30 p.m.


  • Ask the Astronomer Booth: Learn more about astronomy from members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Examine meteorites, look at astronomical photos, and learn some techniques for taking your own pictures of the night sky.
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • Solar Observing: Safely observe the beauty of the Sun, and the activity on its surface, through a solar telescope (weather permitting).
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

General information:

Visit sciencetech.technomuses.ca or call 613 991-3044.

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Media contact:

Kelly Ray
613-949-5732
kray@technomuses.ca