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We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program Today and Tomorrow with Bill Nye

Toronto, Ontario

 

Think the Canadarm and Chris Hadfield are the entire Canadian space program? Think again! Join Bill Nye in Toronto on the evening of October 1st to explore Canada’s exciting contributions to the exploration of our solar system and beyond.

Bill will be in town for the 2014 International Astronautical Congress. On Wednesday the 1st, the Planetary Society CEO will visit the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall for a very special edition of Planetary Radio Live, the Society’s weekly public radio and podcast series. Be there for his on stage presentation, followed by a panel discussion led by Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan. A live webcast will be streamed on our YouTube page starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT / 23:30 UTC. 

Bill Nye
CEO
The Planetary Society 

Jeremy Hansen
Astronaut 
Canadian Space Agency 

Elizabeth Howell
Space and science writer
Universe Today and Space.com 

Gordon Osinski
Associate Director
Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, UWO


You’ll also hear about the worldwide Planetary Society’s expanding, homegrown Canadian operation, offering a wide range of ways for space enthusiasts from BC to NS to become involved.  

Ottawa-based band Dream World will get the show started with its unique and very entertaining tunes.

Tickets for this rare and rewarding celebration of Canadians in space are just CA$10. Purchase your tickets now.

Parking information is available from the University of Toronto.

Livestream

If you can't make it to the live event, watch the livestream on our YouTube page at 7:30 p.m. EDT / 23:30 UTC.

VIP Reception

Want to have an even more stimulating interaction with Bill and our other special guests? Join us in the University of Toronto’s Hart House for a VIP reception, immediately following the main event. Refreshments and a hosted bar will nourish engaging conversations about the future of space exploration in Canada and around the world.

Tickets for Planetary Society members are just CA$50. Make sure you are logged in to see the discount code.

Non-member tickets to the VIP Reception are sold out—good reason to join now! Hurry, tickets are limited and must be purchased online.

VIP Reception Details
University of Toronto Hart House
Immediately following Planetary Radio Live in Convocation Hall. All tickets include admission to the Planetary Radio Live event before the reception.
Planetary Society Members: CA$50
Non-members: SOLD OUT



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Details

We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program Today and Tomorrow with Bill Nye
October 1, 2014, 7:30pm EDT
University of Toronto Convocation Hall
31 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1

 

Please direct all inquiries about this event to Kate Howells at kate.howells@planetary.org.

Think the Canadarm and Chris Hadfield are the entire Canadian space program? Think again! Join Bill Nye in Toronto on the evening of October 1st to explore Canada’s exciting contributions to the exploration of our solar system and beyond.
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