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61. An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space
61. An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space

The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
61. An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space


One of CBC’s most beloved personalities offers a mind-expanding, imagination-popping exploration of the universe, answering some of the biggest questions we have about life on our big blue planet.

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.

Suitable for ages 10-110.

Saturday, October 26 at 10:30am
Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston St

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