NEW SHOW: CELEBRATING CANADA’S FIRST SPACE COMMANDER
To commemorate astronaut Chris Hadfield’s mission to become the first Canadian to serve as commander of the International Space Station (and only the second non American/Russian to do so), The Peterborough Planetarium is now offering a special interactive presentation* on the latest Canadian aerospace science & technology featured on Chris’ mission.
The show: From mission launch in December 2012 until Chris lands back on Earth in
***Groups who book our standard “Tour of the Universe” presentation will have the chance to experience a mini version of this presentation, based on Peterborough Planetarium co-presenter Peter McMahon’s experiences working as a contract writer for the Canadian Space Agency leading up to the mission.***May of 2013, we will offer the chance to ‘virtually’ launch to the ISS, dock with the station in orbit (while travelling at 28,000 km/h!), operate the station’s Canadian-made robot arm and float around in a full-scale representation of the interior and exterior of this cosmic laboratory.
For more on booking “Celebrating Canada’s first space commander”, our signature show, “Tour of the Universe“, or any other presentations, call or email: firstname.lastname@example.org / (905) 885-9471
- More on our presentations
- More on our presenters
- In the media (explore the stars under the dome in our latest TV appearance)
- More details on Canadian experiments on the ISS in this magazine article written by Peter McMahon
- FAQ page
(*This show is based on Rick and Peters’ extensive knowledge of the International Space Station and Peter’s work as a Canadian Space Agency contract writer before and during Chris’ mission. However, please note, this presentation is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by the Canadian Space Agency)