Location: SFU Lecture Hall C9001, South Concourse, Academic Quadrangle, same hallway as the afternoon activities. (campus map)
As part of the Astronomy Day festivities hosted by RASC Vancouver and the SFU Astronomy Club,
John Nemy will give a lecture titled “We are Dancing with the Stars”:
Space and the stars around us are our home these days.
Travel tonight’s sky during John Nemy’s inspiring presentation. Then go outside and see the same real sky overhead through telescopes. It’s like a double planetarium show as we celebrate Astronomy Day! From Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield orbiting Earth in the International Space Station to the depths of galaxy clusters that we are a part of, John’s presentation puts in plain words, movies and music our cosmic connection with the universe.
John Nemy and Carol Legate are best known as public astronomers and “coexistence through planetary awareness” has been their message. Over the past 25 years they have shown the night sky to an estimated 30,000 people, from the mountain tops of Whistler, British Columbia to the wine regions of Niagara in Ontario. In 2012 they opened Island Stars a public observatory on Hornby Island, BC.
Followed by a Star Party at SFU 9 pm – weather permitting