Astronaut Jeremy Hansen in Calgary, Banff and Toronto

Longueuil, Quebec, November 14, 2012 — This week, Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be touring Alberta and Ontario to meet with students, teachers and the general public and discuss his career as an Astronaut, Chris Hadfield's imminent mission on the International Space Station (ISS) and the importance of promoting science amongst young Canadians. He will also take this opportunity to officially announce a partnership between the Canadian Space Agency and the Let's Talk Science non-for-profit organization.

Media are invited to attend the following events.

Thursday, November 15, (Calgary)
Time What Who Audience Where

9:45 a.m.10:30 a.m.
(Mountain time)

Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long Learning"

Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut

160 students and teachers

Telus Spark
220 St. George's Drive NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 5T2

10:45 a.m.11:45 a.m.
(Mountain time)

Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long Learning"

Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut

Students and teachers of the Open Minds Program
Members of the general public

Telus Spark
220 St. George's Drive NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 5T2

Friday, November 16, 2012 (Banff)
Alberta Teachers' Association Science Council Conference
Time What Who Audience Where

10:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
(Mountain time)

Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long Learning"

Note: Major Hansen will also be present at the Let's Talk Science booth
from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut

150 science teachers

The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, AB, T1L 1H5

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (Toronto)
Science Teachers Association of Ontario Conference
Time What Who Audience Where

9:05 a.m.9:45 a.m.
(Eastern time)

Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long Learning"

Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut

250 teachers

DoubleTree Hotel Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON, M9W 1J3

10 a.m.10:30 a.m.
(Eastern time)

Joint announcement of the CSA/Let's Talk Science

Note: Major Hansen will also be present at the Let's Talk Science booth from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut
  • Bob McDonald, radio host and Let's Talk Science spokesperson
  • Bonnie Schmidt, Let's Talk Science President

250 teachers

DoubleTree Hotel Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON, M9W 1J3

Ontario Science Centre's "Robots Rule" Event

2:05 p.m.2:55 p.m.
(Eastern time)

Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long Learning"

Note: Major Hansen will also be present at the Canadian Space Agency booth from 15 p.m. to 15:30 p.m.

Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut

500 students and members of the general public

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
(corner of Eglinton Avenue East)
Toronto, ON M3C 1T3

To learn more about Jeremy Hansen:
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/biohansen.asp

Follow @Astro_Jeremy on Twitter.

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For more information:

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
E-mail:
Website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca