Do you have a space enthusiast in the family? On March 1st, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is hosting Extremophiles, Aliens and Exoplanets a night of family fun, and space science!
This special night of programming is going to be all about EXTREMES, and will include alien crafts, activities, live demonstrations, a tour of the observatory, and a special show in the Planetarium Star Theatre.
Learn all about organisms like water bears and microbialites, find out how they survive in extreme environments like acid lakes, and learn about how they can live without food or oxygen. Find out what scientists have learned from studying these little wonders and whether they could also survive in the extreme conditions of outer space.
Explore extreme environments and how we search for life both here on Earth and beyond our solar system with astronomer Kat Kelly, and underwater explorer and marine biologist Donnie Reid in a special talk in the Planetarium Star Theatre.
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Discover more about planet hunting techniques and the work of Canadian scientists in their quest to find signs of life in the universe during a live demonstration in the Groundstation Canada Theatre.
The evening will end with a tour of the observatory, where you can have a look at the night sky through the telescope (weather permitting).
Extremophiles, Aliens and Exoplanets: Family Night will take place at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre on Friday, March 1st at 6:30pm.
Tickets: $15 for children (18 and under), $20 for adults (19+). Tickets available on Eventbrite until 12:00pm on March 1st, and at the door.
Note: This event is recommended for children 10+
About the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that brings the wonders of space to Earth, while providing a personal sense of ongoing discovery. Through innovative programming, exhibits and activities, their goal is to inspire sustained interest in the fields of Earth science, space science and astronomy.