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'Greatest Outdoor Show ABOVE Earth' with Chris Hadfield

Jul 5 2013 12:00AM

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/05/13 -- The media is invited to attend retired astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield's first public presentation of his images and stories of space at the University of Calgary on Saturday, July 6. Doors open at 10 a.m. and media and the public will have the opportunity to speak with local researchers at a showcase on space science research.

Hadfield's talk is expected to start promptly at 11 a.m. There will be a brief media scrum with Hadfield following the event at approximately 12:30 pm. Ed McCauley, vice-president research, and University of Calgary researchers are also available to speak to the media following Hadfield's availability.

WHAT: 'Greatest Outdoor Show ABOVE Earth' with retired astronaut Col. Chris HadfieldWHEN: Saturday, July 6 at 11 a.m. SHARP. Scrum will take place at approximately 12:30 pmWHERE: Energy Environment Experiential Learning (EEEL) building, 750 Campus Drive NW, CalgaryWHO: Retired Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield. Researchers and samples of their work in the space showcase Ed McCauley, vice-president, research, available at the space showcase



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Contacts:
University of Calgary
Leanne Yohemas
Media Relations Manager
403.220.7722 or Cell: 403.540.6552
leanne.yohemas@ucalgary.ca
ucalgary.ca





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