Wednesday discussion to broach the final frontier

Many of the lessons learned from humans living in outer space are relevant to our lives back on earth, say members of a panel discussing “Living in Space: Reaching the Final Frontier,” on Wednesday at Canada South Science City.

UWindsor professors Bill Baylis of physics and Phil McCausland of earth and environmental sciences will join Windsor astronomer Randy Groundwater in a free public presentation at 7:30 p.m. November 16 as part of the Science Café series, sponsored by the University’s Faculty of Science.

The panel will discuss the technological achievements of assembling the International Space Station and getting astronauts to it, the problems of living there, and the demands of an even more extended space odyssey to Mars.

Following the program, the audience will have an opportunity to tour the travelling exhibit Living in Space from the Canadian Space Agency. Through its interactive displays, visitors can experience life on the International Space Station and operate the robotics of a simulated Canadarm.

Windsor is the first stop on its cross-country tour; at the end of the year, the exhibit will move on to British Columbia. Canada South Science City is located at 930 Marion Avenue in Windsor. For more information, phone 519-973-3667.