International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Canadian Space Agency recruiting junior astronauts across Canada! 

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec,  — The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is taking part in a number of activities on February 9 and 11 as part of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Junior Astronauts campaign will be in the spotlight.

Thanks to a number of collaborators, young people and the general public in various regions across Canada will have the opportunity to learn more about different space-related careers and what it takes to become an astronaut.

CSA engineers Magdalena Wierus and Miriam Micael will also give virtual lectures on their educational and professional backgrounds.

Click here for a complete list of activities.

The media are invited to attend in person or to join the virtual lectures.

Time What Who Where
10:30 a.m. (ET)

Junior Astronauts activity led by a CSA team during the Women and Girls in Science event.

  • Miriam Micael, CSA engineer
Montréal Science Centre
2 De La Commune Ouest
Montréal, Quebec H2Y 2E2
Time What Where
6 p.m. ET

Virtual lecture by Miriam Micael on her career and the Junior Astronauts campaign. Campaign activities will be held on-site during a special Western University event.

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
6 p.m. ET

Junior Astronauts activities will be held by the Canadian Association for Girls In Science.

University of Toronto
Mississauga Campus
27 King's College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1

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