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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Astronaut Robert Thirsk to launch Science Literacy Week and unveil kids' inventions for space/

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OTTAWA, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Dr. Robert Thirsk, former Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut, will kick off Science Literacy Week by unveiling the winning prototypes of the Little Inventors: Inventions for Space Canada-wide competition. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) and the CSA are proud collaborators on Little Inventors, a UK-based initiative that taps into the imaginations of students to turn inventions into real prototypes.

The event is taking place in conjunction with the opening of the Little Inventors exhibition, open until October 2018 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the launch of Science Literacy Week, a week-long celebration of science-based activities that highlight our outstanding scientists and science promoters.

Dr. Robert Thirsk, some of the little inventors and a magnificent maker will be available to media following a panel discussion. Media representatives will also be invited to tour the Little Inventors Exhibit in the Space Discovery Centre.

 

Date:

September 13, 2018



Time:

Presentation – 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Panel discussion with Little Inventors winners – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Media availability – 11:15 a.m. (EDT)
Tour of the Little Inventors Exhibit – 11:30 a.m. (EDT)



Location:

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Mauril Bélanger Theatre
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, ON

 

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SOURCE Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/September2018/13/c3386.html

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