Astronomer David Dodge who worked for 35 years with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will be speaking at the University of British Columbia this Thursday evening. His educational presentation is titled: The World At Night: One People, One Sky.
Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Vancouver Centre, and the University of British Columbia
Lillooet Room (Rm. 301) in IKBLC, the UBC Learning Centre
The celestial alphabet is a wonderful thing. This talk explores such oddities as: meteorites and how money can be made from them, the loss of the night sky and the real Planet X. Come and learn how you can use astronomy to improve your scrabble skills and find out what astronomical phenomena starts with the letter “Z”.
About the speaker, DAVID DODGE:
Astronomy and the space sciences has been part of David’s life since the 1950’s. He’s now retired after 35 years with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre during which time he was either a Special Effect Technician, Supervisor of the Space Centre’s Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory or Staff Astronomer depending on the decade. David continues to be a popular television and radio commentator, an astronomy consultant for the movie and television industry and an astronomy tour leader. He has traveled the world pursuing astronomy; viewing solar eclipses, comets and the launch of a space shuttle. Since 1999 he has had the pleasure of showing the wonders of the night sky to passengers of cruise ships and finds this to be a particularly satisfying experience.
2010 January 8 – 27
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 12noon – 8pm
The Gallery at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), UBC
Please check the website regularly for updates on presentations at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
More information: A is for Asteroids, Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group