SO Space is the Southern Ontario Space research and technology festival and is a non-profit educational event being held Sept. 9 from 12-5 at Kitchener City Hall. Guest speakers include: Melissa Battler from the Centre for Planetary studies at the University of Western Ontario, Leif Bloomquist from MDA, Dr. Danya Hudson from COM DEV, and Dr. Michael Balogh from the University of Waterloo.
There will also be many activities for families and children to enjoy at City Hall such as the Starlab display hosted by The Museum, astronomy activities hosted by the Laurier Centre for Women in Science, NASA produced video games and many other displays and information booths.
Tickets are just $5 per adult and kids under 12 are free.
In the evening of Sept. 9, there will be a “meet the scientist” social event at the Rum Runner pub in Kitchener where members of the public can interact with members of the science community in a social setting.
Please visit www.so-space.ca for details and tickets.
SO space schedule:
Friday Sept. 7
- screenings of Contact at 6:45pm and Serenity at 9:30pm at the Original Princess. Each movie will be introduced by a member of the SO Space team discussing the science behind the movie. Tickets are on sale on the SO Scifi page www.so-scifi.eventbrite.ca
Saturday Sept. 8 Check out our collaborating festival SO Scifi - the Southern Ontario Science Fiction Festival
- Scifi festivities and vendors Waterloo public square 12-5
- Star Trek Day KW at the Original Princess cinema with trivia, costume contests, games from 7pm - 9:30pm then Wrath of Khan. Tickets are on sale on the SO Scifi page www.so-scifi.eventbrite.ca
Sunday Sept. 9
- Presentations by Canadian members of the science and technology sector plus displays, vendors, and family activities at Kitchener City Hall from 12-5. Events in the Rotunda are free. Tickets are $5 plus processing fee, kids under 12 are free.
- "Meet the scientist" social at the Rum Runner pub starting at 7pm.
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SO Space is a non-profit organization focused on inspiring and interest in science for all members of the community.