Media Advisory/Photo Op - Ontario Science Centre hosts a celestial celebration to mark the total eclipse of the moon

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Calling all stargazers! Celebrate the total lunar eclipse – a rare celestial event – at the Ontario Science Centre on September 27.  Learn about the moon and solar system, attend a special screening of IMAX Hubble, gaze at celestial objects through optical telescopes, and – most importantly – witness the spectacle of the brightest and largest full moon of the year is it moves into the Earth's shadow and becomes bright red. 

This free, fun and family-friendly event includes a special presentation by Ojibway storyteller Aaron Bell, red paper lantern craft in honour of the Chinese Moon Festival and moon-related demonstrations such as crater making. For more information about this celestial celebration, please visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca/Calendar/291/.           

What:

Total Lunar Eclipse: A Celestial Celebration  



Who:

Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell, Researcher-Programmer, Astronomy & Space Sciences,

Ontario Science Centre
Ryan Marciniak, Host, Ontario Science Centre, and Astronomer
Aaron Bell, Ojibway Storyteller



When:

Sunday, September 27, 2015
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.



Where: 

Ontario Science Centre – TELUSCAPE (outside main entrance)
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Please note this is an outdoor event. Telescope observing is weather dependent.

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: Media contacts: Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, 416-696-3273 | c: 416-668-1967, Anna.Relyea@osc.on.ca; Andrea Mus, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-3191 | c: 416-895-5482, Andrea.Mus@osc.on.ca

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