An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space

Event Number: 61

Free (Pay What You Can)
Thanks to the support of the Y.P. Heung Foundation, Government of British Columbia and Raincoast Books.

An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space

Saturday, Oct 26
10:30am - 12:00pm
Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street

Join one of CBC’s most beloved personalities, Bob McDonald, for a mind-expanding, imagination-popping exploration of the universe. Answering some of our biggest questions about life on our big blue planet and our galactic neighbours—from Martian caves to storm clouds on Jupiter to the nebulae at the far end of the universe—he’ll share behind-the-scenes-at-the-space-station facts. You’ll find out how to become an astronaut, what dark matter really is, how an asteroid actually wiped out the dinosaurs, and more. Few can combine a love for rigorous scientific method with joyful, witty explorations quite like a science journalist. Audience members of all ages will be thrilled by his down-to-earth explorations of the stars.

Event Participants:

Bob McDonald

British Columbia

Bob McDonald has been the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks since 1992. He is a regular science commentator and correspondent on CBC News Network and CBC TV’s The National. He has been honoured with numerous awards, including from The Royal Canadian Institute, the Royal Society of Canada, and he is an Officer of the Order of Canada (2011). In 2014, an asteroid designated 2006XN67 was officially named BobMcdonald. McDonald lives in Victoria, BC.