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Paullywoggles
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posted 01-31-2006 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paullywoggles   Click Here to Email Paullywoggles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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)

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Paullywoggles
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Hi Everyone. New updates and Info.

The web site direct link is here http://www.markham.ca/markham/channels/museum/eventsexhibits.htm

And the email of the coordinator is
spacebuffnumber1@hotmail.com

Hope to see everyone there. My Wife and I are heading down on the Feb 24/06 weekend.

Paul

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posted 03-20-2006 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paullywoggles   Click Here to Email Paullywoggles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Everyone.
I have been away so I am just getting a chance to bring you up to date on the Markham Museum Space Exhibit that I attended in Feb. What a great show! The collection that was shown included a large collection of flown flags, a Canadian Marc Garneau flight suit, a buran flight suit and original art work by Paul Calle, Willam Smith and of course Alan Bean.
Please have a look at my video at
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4744593427103288637&q=markham

I have to apologize. My camera packed up so I couldn't show the entire collection. Guest speakers were Brian Feeney, who led a rival X Prize effort called the da Vinci group and Dr Ken Money Canadian Astronaut - Space Lab. Brian Feeny talked about his group project, but will no longer try to put da Vinci into orbit. The group needs 3 million dollars to complete the rocket but instead of persuing funding he will be disassembling the da Vinci and using proven technology to build a one manned rocket with a view from the **** pit similar to a fighter jet, with plans to expand to a 7 person rocket at a later date. Dr Money's talk was based on three things we humans have in common. First we procreate, second we consume and third we have conflicts. Because of these three reasons the need to explore and build colonies in space is necessary for the survival of the human race. The University of Toronto model rocketry club set off six rockets which was quite interesting to me because I didn't realized how high they can travel. The museum put on a excellent show and was well worth seeing for yours truly. I can not do it justice in writing. I have been told the museums next major space event is to be held June 10th. Details to follow.

Paul

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