Geek out about space with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Geek out about space with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan with Bill Nye. (Image: Loren Roberts) Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan with Bill Nye. (Image: Loren Roberts)
 

For anyone who has spent any time in an elementary school since the early 1990s, there’s really only one person who outranks Téléfrançais’s talking pineapple in the hierarchy of ubiquitous educational figures: Bill Nye the Science Guy. He made science fun for millions of children, and he’s about to do it again—and, this time, adults are invited. In town for the International Astronautical Congress, Nye is swinging by U of T’s Convocation Hall for We See Thee Rise, a session on Canada’s contributions to space exploration, from the Canadarm to Chris Hadfield and beyond. Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen, space writer Elizabeth Howell, Western University professor Gordon Osinski and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will all join Nye, who’s now executive director of the Carl Sagan-founded Planetary Society. For anyone who can’t make it, the Society will be streaming the event on its YouTube page. Science rules.

Wed. Oct. 1. $10. University of Toronto Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Cir., 416-978-8849, planetary.org.