Innovation 150 Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Johnson GEO CENTRE, 175 Signal Hill Road

An Evening in Space with Garry Dymond

Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Interested in spending an evening in space? In cooperation with CASC and the Canada 150 initiative, the Geo Centre will be hosting a three-stage  event to let you know the ins and outs of what is happening outside of our own atmosphere. First, we will be hosting a presentation in our very own StarLab, where patrons will be surrounded by projections of space and the night sky and learn about things contained within the great vacuum outside Earth. Next, you will take in the 3D film Space Next, which offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. Finally, our presenter Garry Dymond will be showing off his photos from Wyoming that he took of August’s solar eclipse. Garry made the trip to Wyoming as it was one of the only places where totality could have been seen, and he made sure to bring all of his astronomical equipment along with him in order to capture this rare moment. If you are curious about space and what happens outside of our planet, come for an immersive night of astronomical exploration.

About the lecturer:
Garry Dymond is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Geo Centre interpretation team. Garry has traveled all over the continent to take in four eclipses in the past three decades, and is certainly as close to an authority on space and the night sky as one can get here in the province. He served on the Meteorite and Impact Advisory Committee of the Canadian Space Agency, runs public astronomy shows for the Marine Institute Planetarium, and now owns and operates Fireball Planetarium, a mobile planetarium.