Update - Media Advisory/Photo Op - Astronauts Jeremy Hansen and Dr. Dave Williams Join Robots Rule Extravaganza

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen and retired Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams are guest speakers this weekend at the Ontario Science Centre's fourth annual "Robots Rule" event. Both will discuss the role of robotics in space exploration. Robotics groups including school teams, researchers and developers will be demonstrating new advances in technology, from Lego robots to the Curiosity Mars Rover. All events and activities are free with admission to the Science Centre.

WHEN:  Sat. Nov. 17 & Sun. Nov. 18, 2012 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
WHAT:   Sat. Nov. 17, 2 p.m: Presentation by Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen followed by Q&A
 
  Sun. Nov. 18, 3 p.m: Presentation by Dr. Dave Williams, Canadian Astronaut and Ontario Science Centre Ambassador
 
  Demonstrations by MDA Robotics, Canadian Space Agency, York University, University of Toronto, Mimetics Canada, Toronto Police ETF and others
 
WHERE:   Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
  Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2
 
Please note: Media are invited to a special photo-op with Jeremy Hansen inside the exhibition Beyond Planet Earth at 1:30 p.m. sharp before his Saturday presentation. If you are attending, please enter via South Security Entrance off Gateway Boulevard.

 

SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre

For further information:

Media Contacts:
Saturday:
Christine Crosbie, Media Relations Officer 416-696-3191 Cell: 416-895-5482
Christine.Crosbie@osc.on.ca

Sunday:
Jefferson Darrell, Media Relations Officer 416-696-3154
Jefferson.Darrell@osc.on.ca