This is the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver monthly meeting for March 2013 and is shared with the general public at no charge.
Please take note of the special location for this lecture.
Location: Douglas College, Room 2201 (*)
Date: Thursday March 14, 7:30PM
Speaker: Ian McLennan
Title: "Looking Back - and Looking Up" - stories from a lifetime consulting for science centres and planetariums around the world
Ian McLennan has over a 50 year career both running and consulting in the inter-connected field of museums, science centres, planetariums, theme attractions, IMAX theatres and World Expositions. He was executive director of Canada's first public planetarium (Edmonton) then was founding director of the trail-blazing Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester, New York. After rising to executive director of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, he came back to Canada to direct Ontario Place in Toronto (home of the world's first IMAX theatre) - finally coming to Vancouver to help organize EXPO 86. He eventually became co-manager of the United Nations Pavilion at EXPO 86, and accepted a similar position at World Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia. He returned to Vancouver in 1991 and set up his consulting practice - and has since conducted over 100 consulting assignments on six continents. His honours include the Service Award of the International Planetarium Society, Fellow of the Rochester Academy of Science, and recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Science Centres.
(*) Room 2201 is away from the River Side of the college, close to the Library and just past the Security/Information booth on Level 2. A Douglas College campus map is vailable here (scroll down the document for the map of Level 2).