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Coyote Science Update

 

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Last year members of our Centre assisted the Aboriginal Prime Time Network in producing their science show for First Nations youth- Coyote Science. I just got this update from Producer/Director, Loretta Todd, who is based in Gibsons:

Sending you heartfelt kinanâskomitin, thank you, for sharing your time, story and knowledge with Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show. Your work and dedication is inspirational for our young people. We appreciate all the good work of the Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club. You and your colleague, Michael Bradley, have been so helpful and supportive.

Just letting you and your team know that Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science show is now screening on APTN. The episodes you were involved are airing this Saturday, February 25  – Big Bang  and Astronomy, sometime in April (tbc). Coyote Science will broadcast every Saturday morning. APTN is on channel 125 on Telus TV and channel 631 on Coast TV.

BC time: 7:30 am (on the HD channel, 9:30 am on the SD channel)

Mountain time: 8:30 am

Central time: 9:30 am

Eastern time: 10:30 am

Atlantic: 11:30 am

Newfoundland: 12:00pm

(check local listings because there is a difference between the APTN HD channel and the old school APTN SD channel)

Thank you again. It is so appreciated. We are planning a special lunch in the near future to celebrate Coyote Science on the Coast – will keep you posted.

ekosi, Loretta Todd, Producer | Director

APTN will begin streaming episodes in the near future as well, so check their website and like their facebook page for updates and interesting stories.

 

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Coyote Science Returns

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I spent 6 hours at Dreamberry Studios in Roberts Creek on the set of APTN’s Coyote Science show helping them film the green screen segments for the beginnings and ends of the various episodes. We were helping them back in March when we posted this story. The director required telescopes and astronomical equipment for the set which we provided. Later some of the crew came up to the SCC Observatory to take a look.

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setting up the ‘green screen’ set which will allow the producers to insert live animations and video into the background later

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Getting the actor playing the part of Coyote into costume

Coyote Science Update

In the end, due to the production team’s scheduling issues, the episode “Big Bang” of the Coyote Science show being filmed for APTN was filmed at the Rolling Earth Farm in Roberts Creek during the day using “Hollywood magic” to simulate night time, rather than doing a night shoot at the SCC Observatory.

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Mike with his solar scope and some of the film crew in the background

Mike Bradley set up solar scopes and was filmed with some teen aged First Nations actors looking at solar flares.

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Director Nathaniel giving the crew and actors instructions

Meanwhile Charles Ennis and another two teen aged actors simulated a night viewing session. The whole process took several hours and the producers thanked us for helping them make this science show become a reality.

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Filming some closeups of the First Nations actors by the telescope