Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

August 05, 2008 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/CSA: Tremblant Beneath the Stars

Come and Admire the Splendour and Magnitude of a Starry Sky

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is inviting the public to take part in several educational and family activities as part of the Tremblant Beneath the Stars and Perseids event. The Perseids represent the time of the year when the number of shooting stars is at its highest point. Every hour, several dozen shooting stars die out in the Earth's atmosphere providing an impressive display. Due to its summertime appearance, the Perseids tend to provide the majority of meteors to be seen by non-astronomy enthusiasts.

Media representatives are invited to meet with CSA experts who will be on hand following their presentations. Alain Berinstain, Director, Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy, CSA, will present the latest revelations of the Phoenix module, which landed on Mars on May 25, 2008.



What: Tremblant Beneath the Stars, observing shooting stars
When: August 8 and 9, 2008, from 1:00 pm to midnight
Where: At the top of Mont Tremblant


For more detailed information and the program of activities for Tremblant Beneath the Stars, please visit: http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/events/2008/tremblant.asp

Contact Information

  • Canadian Space Agency
    Media Relations Office
    450-926-4370