/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo-Op - Check out the stars & planets for Earth Hour at the Ontario Science Centre/



    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - In celebration of Earth Hour the Ontario
Science Centre will be participating by turning off its lights and offering
visitors a free Star Party, filled with activities and demonstrations on
climate change. Visitors are also welcome to participate in the Canada-wide
experiment - StarWatch.

    
    WHAT:  -  StarWatch is a cross-country survey to count stars in the
              Little Dipper constellation during Earth Hour and again when
              the lights come back on.
           -  Planet observing of Mars and Saturn through high powered
              telescopes.(*)
           -  Storytelling by Ojibway storyteller, Aaron Bell.
           -  Climate change demos and activities.
           -  DJ musical sets

    (*) weather permitting.

    WHEN:  Saturday March 29, 2008
           8:00pm to 10:00pm
           (lights out from 8pm to 9pm)

    WHERE: Ontario Science Centre
           770 Don Mills Road
           TELUSCAPE outside at the main entrance

    WHO:   Sara Poirier, Astronomy Expert, Ontario Science Centre
           Guy Nason, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre
           Daniel Olsen, Engineer Without Borders
    





For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Ellen Flowers, Media Relations
Officer, ellen.flowers@osc.on.ca OR (416) 696-3154, Day of Event CELL: (416)
771-2614; Anna Relyea, Associate Director of Communications,
anna.relyea@osc.on.ca OR (416) 696-3273, Day of Event CELL: (416) 668-1967


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