Canada’s science superstar set to appear in Kelowna

Before people f&*^ing loved science, Bob McDonald was there making the cosmos cool as the popular host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks

  • Mar. 10, 2015 5:00 p.m.

The popular host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks and author of Canadian Spacewalkers, Bob McDonald, will present an evening talk on “The Long Road to Pluto.”

On the occasion of the 4th Annual Okanagan Observatory Gala Dinner & Fundraiser, members of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Okanagan Centre and the Okanagan Observatory invite the public to join them for McDonald’s after dinner presentation at the Kelowna Curling Club.

McDonald’s 30-plus years as a science journalist and author will provide the backdrop for his presentation covering many occasions where he was personally present to witness and report on numerous first encounters with Earth’s neighbours in our solar system.

His presentation will be followed by a Q & A and Book Signing. All are invited to an after-presentation informal / social mingling with club members. Proceeds from the evening go to support the Okanagan Observatory. Limited presentation seating is available. Doors Open 7p.m., with Presentation beginning at 7:30 pm.

The event is May 23 at 7:30pm at the Kelowna Curling Club.

Tickets can be bought at, by callign 250-762.5050 or in person at Prospera Place.



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