We met an astronaut!

November 5, 2019

The finalists in the Mayo Dark Sky Festival logo art competition AND the children of 6th class got to meet Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk yesterday before he left Newport to return to Canada


The overall art competition winner was CHLOE MOHAN from 6th Class, who wins a TELESCOPE kindly donated by Ktec Telescopes.

Bob took a lot of time to look at all the artwork and choose his favourites.  The others he shortlisted were by...

Jemma Farrell 2nd Class

Hailey Farrell 5th Class

TJ Fitzgerald 6th Class

Jessica Sunshine Farrell 6th Class


The children who met Bob got to ask him lots of interesting questions, and we will post their report soon!


Robert Brent "Bob" Thirsk, OC OBC is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the Canadian records for the most time spent in space. He became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2012. 




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