10:00 am - 3:00 pm • Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
Bringing Space Down to Earth is a one-day, Open House at the University of Guelph, organized to showcase the multidisciplinary, Space-related research that is happening across campus. At the University of Guelph we are studying the biological and physiological effects of space travel, as well as utilizing space technology to answer questions about our Earth - and we want to tell you all about it! The day will begin with exciting talks from special guests including Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, and Michael Good, NASA Astronaut. In addition, Researchers from the University of Guelph will provide an overview of their cutting-edge, space-related research. Throughout the day you will have exciting opportunities to visit the University’s observatory, participate in lab tours and active demos, talk to Guelph alumni (who are astronaut hopefuls) and have the chance to revel in all things SPACE!
The event is free for the general public, and we encourage everyone to attend, from researchers, educators and students to space-enthusiasts and aspiring young astronauts.
Please visit our registration page to let us know of your intent to participate. Sign-up sheets will be available on Space Day for various on campus tours and activities.
Come and learn about University of Guelph's Space Research projects
|Dr. Mike Dixon (Director, CESRF, Chair, Environmental Biology)
– Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility
Dr. Leah Bent (Associate Professor, Human Health & Nutritional Sciences)
|Dr. Aaron Berg (Associate Professor, Geography)
– Monitoring climate change and the impact on water supply from space
|Dr. Ralf Gellert (Associate Professor, Physics)
– Alpha particle X-ray spectrometer for the Mars Rover