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REPORTING · 28th April 2015
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat Students and parents were given a treat last week, as H. R. MacMillan Space Centre came to town. They went to every school throughout the week, concluding with an open event on Friday, April 24th. They will be in Terrace next week and then continuing along the North.

“We’re hosting a Community Celebration Day, here in Kitimat. It is to celebrate a new initiative by Chevron, to bring our portable planetarium, known as the star lab, or what the elementary school kids have affectionately called the blueberry, to schools across the north,” said Trish Pattison.

The space centre is passionate about space education. On Friday, children were able to look at astronaut food and mission patches. They were able to experience a habitat bubble, work as a team to balance a bottle and toured the stars in the mini planetarium.

“With the help of Chevron, we are able to spread this across the north and we’re really happy to be here,” said Pattison. “Kitimat’s been a great host.”
 Mercedes Rooke, Trinity Coelho and Caleb Coelho spend some time in the Mars Habitat.
Mercedes Rooke, Trinity Coelho and Caleb Coelho spend some time in the Mars Habitat.
Reprisentatives from Chevron as well as from the Space Centre pose outside the giant blueberry
Reprisentatives from Chevron as well as from the Space Centre pose outside the giant blueberry
Photo from within the giant blueberry.
Photo from within the giant blueberry.