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When the lights go down under the big dome at the Montreal planetarium, the audience is transported — not to a far-away moon or alien solar system, but to a surprisingly familiar scene.
Captured in high-quality 360-degree video, images of Montreal in summer flood the 18-metre screen: drummers beat their tam-tams in front of the Georges-Étienne Cartier monument in Mount Royal Park, locals ride bikes on tree-shaded paths, young people balance on slack lines strung between two trees. Read more.
Travel back in time — approximately 12,000 years — with the Clovis Caribou Hunters, in a new exhibit coming to the Museum of Northern B.C. in the new year.
The exhibit is coming to Prince Rupert from Quebec’s Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum. Read more.
The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) announces its 2018 board of directors has elected officers and committee chairs for the coming year.
Gordon Stalans (Tennessee Aquarium) will continue to serve as Chair during the final year of his board term. Alan Nursall (Telus World of Science-Edmonton) will remain as Vice Chair. Jonathan Barker (SK Films) will serve one more term as Secretary during the final year of his board term. And Andy Zakrajsek (COSI) will continue to serve as Treasurer. Read More
Entomica, currently housed in the Mill Market since the spring of 2014, is contemplating a move to the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Museum.
And in order to help it fund a permanent home, it has received $78,000 in financial support from the Economic Diversification Fund controlled by city council.
Council authorized the support at its Monday meeting.
Entomica is establishing itself as a not-for-profit organization and has developed an insect-focused discovery centre aimed at raising awareness and fostering appreciation of the natural world. Read more
Celebrating ten years of youth innovation, nominations are now open for the 2018 Weston Youth Innovation Award! Calling all Canadian innovators between the ages of 14 and 18, the Ontario Science Centre wants to recognize you for making the world a better place through science and technology. This annual award recognizes and supports young Canadians who apply science and technology creatively with the goal of making a positive difference locally or even globally. Read more
The project, which started in April, took five months of meticulous work and problem solving to complete. Cameras, computers and traffic set up had to be synchronized for the final exhibit to work.
"I never had a train set as a child," said Gerald Desjardins, "We had no money for toys, so we had to make our own." And the team, led by Desjardins, did a great job of making this toy. Desjardins drafted the design, built the table, set the layout, made the track and connected the controls. An electrician by trade, Desjardins enjoyed working on the electrical controls and wiring most. Read more
The Discovery Centre has offered Nova Scotians opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for 32 years. What started in 1985 as a travelling science show from the back of a van has grown to become the largest science centre in Atlantic Canada. After opening a new state-of-the-art facilitate on the Halifax Waterfront earlier this year, it is now one of the largest such centres in the country and the first new science centre to open in Canada in nearly seven years. Read more
On June 21, 2017, the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in Prince George, British Columbia, and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation entered into a historic partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement named the museum as the legal repository for Lheidli T’enneh materials, with the goal of repatriating collections held by other institutions and creating a central home for the nation’s cultural assets. Read more.
As Montréal marks its 375th anniversary this year, Montréal Space for Life is celebrating life with two new shows at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, starting November 21. The immersive show EXO, designed and produced exclusively by the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, skilfully marries science, art and emotion. This time around, the focus is on the search for extraterrestrial life and the impacts of such discoveries. The show takes an exciting look at the connection between the Universe and life… wherever it may be! For its part, Space Next lets us dive into the fascinating world of space exploration, yesterday, today and tomorrow. It ushers us along the path taken by humans in the quest to reach the stars and points to the future with its promise of interstellar travel and planetary colonization. It's the perfect double feature to broaden your horizons! Learn more
The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
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