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Media Advisory - Ninth annual Science Rendezvous welcomes Astronaut Drew Feustel

Thursday, May 9, 2019

KINGSTON – The ninth annual Science Rendezvous returns to the Leons Centre and this year features a number of special guests and unique exhibits.

Canadian astronaut and Queen’s University alumni Drew Feustel (PhD’95, DSc’16) will be on hand for two question and answer periods and is available to chat with the public about his unique space adventures.

Research Casting International is bringing along Dippy the Dinosaur, a four meter high and 26 meter long Diplodocus that roamed the earth 150 million years ago.  The Limestone Beekeepers are also bringing a working bee hive to show the public how bees make honey.

Along with the three headline events, the free, family-oriented show will feature a fascinating range of hands-on exhibits, including Queen’s Anatomy, Hexagon Magic Puzzles at the Math Midway, the Art of Research pop up photo exhibit, demonstrations from Ingenuity Labs, and the ever-popular Chemistry Magic Show. 

During the Saturday, May 11 event, Astronaut Feustel is appearing in public:

11:30 am to 12:15 pm - Question and Answer session on the main stage
1:30 pm to 2:15pm - Question and Answer session on the main stage
2:30 pm to 3 pm at the Queen’s Research booth

The media are welcome to cover the two Q&A sessions and speak with Astronaut Feustel after the first Q&A session.


Dave Rideout
613-453-5676 or dave.rideout@queensu.ca