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50th Anniversary Lunar Celebration

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  • Event – Hands on; presentation; informal discussion

On this day 50 years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to walk on the moon as part of the historic Apollo 11 lunar mission.

Join us for our special 50th anniversary celebration. We’re excited to welcome astronaut Jeremy Hansen from the Canada Space Agency who will give a brief presentation. It will be followed by a special, live video chat between David St-Jacques and Bob Thirsk. St-Jacques is a Canadian astronaut who recently returned from a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. He’ll speak via YouTube to former astronaut Bob Thirsk who holds the Canadian records for the longest space flight and the most time spent in space.

In the Queens’ Lantern under the giant moon, meet museum scientists and learn about meteorites and botany in outer space!

Have you heard of Tomatosphere? K - Grade 12 students use "space" tomato seeds to learn about plants in space, right here on Earth. Come and find out more, and explore other STEM activities with various partners on site.

Cost: Included with museum admission

Schedule

July 20
10 am 4 pm

Live presentation with Jeremy Hansen
12:40 pm – 1 pm

Video virtual chat
1 pm – 2 pm