Astronaut Jeremy Hansen participates in Guinness world record in Vancouver

Longueuil, Quebec, October 10, 2012 – On October 12 and 13, Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be in Vancouver to promote science amongst young Canadians. He will take part in the largest practical science lesson for which Canada will try setting a Guinness world record. Hansen will also encourage students from the Vancouver region to enter CSA's Canadian Science Challenge.

Media are invited to attend the following events:

Friday, October 12, 2012
Time What Who Where

10:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Pacific Time

Guinness world record for the largest practical science lesson

Jeremy Hansen, CSA astronaut

300 students from Henry Hudson Elementary School

HR MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pacific Time

Presentation to students in collaboration with Let's Talk Science

Jeremy Hansen, CSA astronaut

Let's Talk Science volunteers

250 students (grades 8-12)

Britannia Secondary School
1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Time What Who Where

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pacific Time

Presentations for the Vancouver Community Science Celebration

Jeremy Hansen, CSA astronaut

Science World at Telus World of Science
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

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For more information:

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370