posted January 31, 2006 08:49 AM
The Canadian Space Agency and its achievements are a point of pride for all Canadians.
The Markham Museum in Markham Ontario ... Near the city of Toronto is currently hostingit's newest exhibit "Space and Heroes" celebrates space travel and it's heroes, providingaccess to the personal reactions of astronauts at the wonder and majesty of the space exploration experience. Visitors can learn about space travel through artwork created by astronauts as well as artifacts actually worn and handled by them.
STARDAZE Space Weekend (February 24-26) is a upcoming special event at the museum where people can learn more about the space industry. It's educational - with planetarium shows, telescoping, and workshops - and will also offer thrilling opportunities to meet Canadian Astronaut Dr. Ken Money and other celebrities from the space industry.
Some of the items that are on display .... (Apollo 12) Alan Bean's painting "My brother Jim Irwin"Space suits, Flags and patches carried to the moon. Paintings by Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins.
Markam Museum is located at 9350 Hwy 48 ( at 16th Avenue ).(905)-294-4576 or visit www.markham.ca under "Attraction".
On Saturday 25th. It is planned that Dr. Money will give a talk for (30 Minutes) at 2:00pmThen followed by a meet and greet (30 Minutes-1 Hour)
On the Sunday 26th .... We plan to have Space Artist John Platt ... Doing a painting at the event. We also plan to have a guest speaker Dr. Michel Finch, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo.
The Exhibition is planned to be held till November 2006.
"Come and see where the future began"
If planning a trip in the near future to Toronto. Strongly suggested that a phone call be made to the museum to check on it's hours. (Currently open 9am to 5pm) Mon to Fri (Winter Hours)
" The Universe awaits our audacious human sprit. Be patient ..... we're coming"-Alan Bean (Astronaut on Apollo 12)
[This message has been edited by collectSPACE Admin (edited February 06, 2006).]