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Cosmic Nights: Science of Science Fiction
Thu, 13 October 2016, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Cosmic Nights is back at the Space Centre! Discover the wonders of the universe - over drinks! Join us Thursday, October 13th for Cosmic Nights: Science of Science Fiction, a party for the geek in all of us! This is a 19+ event.
Explore the Space Centre after hours and experience and in-depth planetarium show and lecture about science fiction's influence on actual science.
Doors: 6:30pm. Arrive early to enjoy all the night has to offer.
6:30pm - 10:00pm Drinks | Music | Games | Demonstrations I Lecture I Planetarium
7:30pm or 9:00pm Live Planetarium Show: Alien Worlds
8:00pm and 9:00pm: Science of Science Fiction Lecture (Auditorium)
STRANGE NEW WORLDS: THE REAL SCIENCE OF REAL ALIEN WORLDS
Astronomers have discovered thousands of planets beyond the Solar System. Some are reminiscent of the planet Vulcan. Others are stranger than anything dreamed by science fictionwriters. See how science fact has caught up with - and in some cases, overtaken - science fiction.
Speaker: Dr. Jaymie Matthews - UBC
19+ Photo ID will be required upon entry
Photo credit: Lindsay Elliott