Former astronaut Marc Garneau to speak about UBC’s contribution to space exploration

Media are invited to attend a presentation by Marc Garneau,
president of the Canadian Space Agency, to faculty and students
of the University of British Columbia.

Following the presentation, Mr. Garneau will tour UBC’s
astronomy labs, as MOST, Canada’s first space telescope
satellite, is passing over Vancouver.

Event: Marc Garneau talks about “UBC
and the Final Frontier”.

Date/Time: Monday, November 3, 2003 at
3 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Place: Math 100 Hall, Mathematics Bldg.,
1984 Mathematics Rd. (behind Koerner Library) UBC Point
Grey Campus.

Parking: Meter parking in front of the
UBC Bookstore, corner of East Mall and University Blvd.,
pay parking at North Parkade on Student Union Blvd. off
of Wesbrook Mall.

There will be a question period following Mr. Garneau’s

Funded by the Canadian Space Agency at a cost of $10 million,
the MOST microsatellite blasted into orbit on June 30, 2003.
It was built at UBC, the University of Toronto and Dynacon
Inc. UBC physics and astronomy professor Jaymie Matthews headed
up the team of Canadian scientists who launched MOST. Prof.
Matthews will also be available for interviews after Mr. Garneau’s

For more information contact:

Michelle Cook
UBC Public Affairs Office
Tel: 604.822.2048