Let's Talk Science and the Canadian Space Agency Launch Their Collaboration

Toronto, Ontario, November 16, 2012  - On November 17, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen, Let's Talk Science President Bonnie Schmidt and CBC Quirks & Quarks Host Bob McDonald will launch a joint initiative aimed at promoting young Canadians' interest for science.

They will unveil an unprecedented program of scientific activities directly related to CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield's mission. This unique educational program will, for instance, enable high school students to interact in real time with Chris Hadfield during his stay aboard the International Space Station, and to share their experiments with many other young Canadians.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time Who Where
10:05 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut
  • Bonnie Schmidt, Let's Talk Science President
  • Bob McDonald, CBC Radio Host
  • Groups of teachers

Science Teachers' Association of Ontario conference
Room: International B
Doubletree International Plaza Hotel
655 Dixon Road, Toronto ON, M9W 1J3

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For further information about Let's Talk Science: www.letstalkscience.ca
For further information about the Canadian Space Agency: www.asc-csa.gc.ca

Contact information:

Maggie MacLellan
Communications Officer
Let's Talk Science
Telephone: 1-877-474-4081 poste 239
(cell.) 226-678-1433
E-mail: mmaclellan@letstalkscience.ca

For more information:

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