Press Release

Teachers Go Back to School-Space School

By SpaceRef Editor
August 3, 2004
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Longueuil, Quebec, August 3, 2004 – Over 120 elementary, secondary and
post-secondary school teachers from across Canada will be attending
midsummer classes during the third annual Space Educators’ Training Event.
It will be held at the John H. Chapman Space Centre of the Canadian Space
Agency in Longueuil.

This event aims to help teachers foster their students’ interest in the
sciences by focusing on the theme of space. For three days, participants
will have the opportunity to discuss astronomy, microgravity, human presence
in space, satellite telecommunications, and other topics with space program

Come meet the teachers who are taking advantage of this unique learning
opportunity. Stay for the workshops as they engage in hands-on problem

You are invited to take part in all activities and presentations, but the
following may be of particular interest:

Day 1 – Tuesday, August 10

8:45 to 9:45 a.m. From Cold War to Collaboration: A Canadian Space

Stéphane Corbin, Manager Space Technology,
and Bruno Blais, Engineer Operations and Robotic Instructor, both of the
Canadian Space Agency

Day 2 – Wednesday, August 11

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Science of Spacesuits

Dr. Dave Williams, Canadian Space Agency


3:45 to 4:15 p.m. Anik F2 – Bringing Canadians and the
World Closer Together

Paul Bush, Vice-president of Telesat Canada

Day 3 – Thursday, August 12

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Space, Technology, People, and the Future

Chris Hadfield, Canadian Space Agency


2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Paving the Path for Generations to Come
Dr. Marc Garneau, President of the Canadian

Space Agency

The complete program for the Space Educators’ Conference is available at

SpaceRef staff editor.