TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - In celebration of the International Year of
Astronomy the Ontario Science Centre will be hosting a FREE(*) Astronomy
Festival, filled with activities, demonstrations, and lectures.
WHAT: - Solar observation through safely-filtered solar telescopes(*).
- An appearance by the Father of Observational Astronomy,
- An exhibitors' hall featuring local and national astronomy
- Space-themed music, films and art
- Astronomy workshops, displays, demonstrations and free
- Breathtaking images by Canadian astronomers
- Renowned speakers in astronomy and space sciences
(*) weather permitting.
WHEN: Saturday January 10, 2009
10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Great Hall, Level B
WHO: Sara Poirier, Staff Astronomer, Ontario Science Centre
Ivan Semeniuk, Science Journalist
Michael Hiltz, MDA
Ray Jayawardhana, University of Toronto
Peter McMahon, Discovery Channel
(*) Applies to ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL events ONLY. A separate admission
ticket is required to access Ontario Science Centre exhibition halls,
Shoppers Drug Mart(R) OMNIMAX(R) Theatre and Science Centre parking.
For further information:
For further information: Media contacts: Christine Crosbie, Media
Relations Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, OR (416) 696-3191, Day of
Event CELL: (416) 895-5482; Anna Relyea, Associate Director of Communications,
email@example.com, OR (416) 696-3273, Day of Event CELL: (416) 668-1967