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Mar 15, 2016
Refuge - Where is Home? Lecture Series
Mar 15, 2016
Refuge - Where is Home? Lecture SeriesRefuge - Where is Home? Lecture Series

Knox Church 345 Pym, Parksville. Tuesdays, Feb. 16 – March 15.

Cost: $8 each or 5 for $35 – bring a Bag Lunch - Tickets/Info: 250-248-3927. Visit:

On March 15 Bob McDonald’s topic will be “Canadian Spacewalkers: Hadfield, MacLean, and Williams Remember the Ultimate High Adventure”, the title of his latest book. These are the only three Canadians to perform spacewalks outside the International Space Station. They have incredible stories to tell about their perspective hanging weightless 400 km above the Earth holding on with one hand alone with the rest of the universe - viewing the only home we know.

Bob McDonald is one of Canada's best known science journalists. He is the host of CBC’s radio program Quirks & Quarks. Bob has been presenting the program since 1992. Bob is also a regular science commentator on CBC News Network, and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. Before joining Quirks & Quarks, Bob was the host of CBC Television's children's science program Wonderstruck. He is also the author of two books based on the program, Wonderstruck I and II.

Fall 2000 saw the release of Bob's book, Measuring the Earth with a Stick: Science as I've seen it. The book, which was short-listed for the Canadian Science Writers Association Book Award, is a collection of essays reflecting on his 25 years as a science journalist. And in 2015, Bob's latest book was published: Canadian Spacewalkers, which was also shortlisted for CSWA Book Award.

Bob also hosted and wrote a children's TV science series, Heads Up!, which ran for 3 seasons on TVO and the Knowledge Network. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board for Geospace Planetarium.

Bob has received several honorary degrees in recognition of his outstanding contribution in helping the public understand and appreciate science.

Bob will have copies of his book for sale.
Date:Mar 15, 2016
Address:345 Pym Street, Parksville, BC
Location:Knox United Church
Name:Beth Brown
Phone: 250-248-3927
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