Tickets are $11 per participant | One free chaperone per 8 students
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:15AM
Terry Virts always wanted to be an astronaut, so you might be surprised to learn the former International Space Station commander’s favorite planet is Earth. But it was when he was farthest away from his home that he best appreciated the beauty of our world, and he shares that perspective through the stunning photos and videos he took through the station’s 360-degree viewing module.
Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but according to Virts, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space. Learn about Virts’ time in the cosmos from the man himself, and the perspective on earth that this experience provided him.
“It’s an amazing experience, outside in the cosmos.” – Terry Virts
Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
Sky Science, How Geography Shapes Culture, Landforms, Planet Earth, Evidence and Investigation, Solar System and Physical Universe, Space Exploration, Weather, Flight, Technology and Community
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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