Bob McDonald to speak about spacewalking at UTM

  • University of Toronto Mississauga Instructional Centre, Room 110 3359 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5L 1C6

Join Bob McDonald for an evening of tales about Canada's spacewalking astronauts.

There are astronauts and then there are space walkers. Only three Canadians have donned space suits and stepped into the void 400 km above the Earth to perform zero-G construction work on the International Space Station.

Join the host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, and 2015 Snider Lecturer, Bob McDonald, LLDā€™15, as he tells the tales told by Chris Hadfield, Steve MacLean and Dave Williams about the years of training in the worlds largest swimming pool, fighting against a suit that doesn't want to bend, handling tools while wearing hockey gloves, all the while floating weightless in space with the most spectacular view imaginable of our planet passing below.

Bob will share stories of his own adventures on the ground riding some of the same equipment used for astronaut training. Get a taste of how much strength, stamina and focused determination it takes to take a walk in space.

Bob will share stories of his own adventures on the ground riding some of the same equipment used for astronaut training. Get a taste of how much strength, stamina and focused determination it takes to take a walk in space.

After the lecture, join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada under the stars for a viewing of the night sky. Weather permitting.

RSVP online by Thursday, September 10, 2015. Seats are limited. Complimentary parking in lots P4, P8 and P9.

For information visit the Snyder Lecture page at UTM.