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Counting Down to Totality with the Esteemed Bob McDonald

Fort Henry Presents Perspectives on a Planet with Bob McDonald, Sunday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a captivating exploration of the upcoming total solar eclipse as Bob and Dr. Richardson take us on a journey unravelling the mysteries of this awe-inspiring celestial phenomenon.

  • Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024
  • Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fort Henry, Great Hall
  • Admission Cost: $5 + HST
  • Book & Admission: $34.99 + HST

On the eve of the solar eclipse, Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fort Henry presents an evening of discovery with the esteemed, Bob McDonald, renowned Canadian author, science journalist, and host of CBC Radio’s “Quirks & Quarks” radio program and podcast. Bob will be joined by Dr. Mark Richardson, Manager for Education and Public Outreach at the McDonald Institute at Queen’s University, to discuss the science and significance of the total solar eclipse and how unique and precious it is in a 1-hour engaging presentation.

Following this enlightening talk, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to ask questions and to meet Bob McDonald during a signing session of his book, An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space.

Bob McDonald Bio:

Bob McDonald; renowned Canadian science journalist, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks, contributor to CBC Television’s The National and numerous TV programs, and author of six bestselling science books. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, McDonald has received accolades for his significant contributions to science promotion, including the Michael Smith Award. He holds 13 honorary doctorates, two honorary College degrees, and serves on the board of Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.

Dr. Mark Richadson Bio:

Dr. Mark Richardson, Manager for Education and Public Outreach at the McDonald Institute, Queen’s University, develops and implements education and outreach programs for Queen’s, Kingston, and beyond. He runs training programs for various student levels and professional development opportunities for the astroparticle physics community, fostering collaboration between scientists and the public. He earned his PhD in Astrophysics from Arizona State University in 2014 and a BSc in Honours Astrophysics from Saint Mary’s University in 2009.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Bob McDonald’s book can be pre-purchased with admission online and will be available for purchase at the event.


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