Aschenmeier Kevin

2022 04 26 | Host: Bob Clarke | Onsite at Okanagan Science Centre

Bob Clarke arranged our meeting at the Okanagan Science Centre, where he’s a Past Director. Long-time Program Development & Delivery “Mad Scientist” Kevin Aschenmeier toured us through the facility. Favourite exhibits included the sound room, a light board, shadow room, air quality monitoring station, & an impressive moving dinosaur! For most, though, the highlight was the “Space Experience,” which includes a collection of artifacts & models related to space travel, plus a small planetarium with a custom-built projector, capable of replicating a variety of night skies. Quite fascinating, even for those of us who don’t know much about our universe. Kevin explained their projector is running on borrowed time, as the specialty “pin-prick” light bulb can no longer be replaced. New digital projection systems are available, typically at costs of $40,000 & way up. The Science Centre is close to reaching their “Reach for the Stars” fundraising goal to replace the projection system. Donors may go to Art Fundraiser – Okanagan Science Centre (okscience.ca)