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The event was billed as an all age’s event and was part of Timmins’ celebration of Culture Days and also Astronomy Month at the Timmins’ Science Village.
There was a campfire on-site, but stargazers were asked to please dress warmly and bring a chair or ground cover to make themselves and their families comfortable. Read more
Months after its grand opening, Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault announced a $533,330 investment from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to support Science North's $1-million upgrade to its IMAX theatre.
On Feb. 6, Science North reopened its IMAX theatre with an upgraded laser projection system and a new digital sound system with 12 discrete channels and sub-bass. Read more.
The money will support the IMP Aerospace Flight Gallery, and students and visitors will learn how to build and fly aircraft as well as principles of flight work, and maintenance and repairs through simulators.
“We look forward to our long-term partnership with the New Discovery Centre as we create awareness, educate, and develop interest in aerospace for our young minds throughout the province.” Read more
The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum has partnered with Alberta Conservation Association, which will provide a number of benefits to the palaeontological institution.
The ACA is a science-based group dedicated to preserving fish, wildlife, and habitat resources in the province. It was founded in 1997 and runs conservation programs, grant programs, and educational programs for the public.
The exhibit will focus on the future of energy and the Iroquois concept of Seven Generations. Read more
Timed to coincide with Science Literacy Week 2016, a new survey from the Ontario Science Centre shows that although most Canadians are confident in their grasp of key scientific issues, there are significant gaps in their actual understanding of the science behind them. The survey, conducted by Leger, asked Canadians about their scientific knowledge of climate change, vaccinations and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The results show that being familiar with the science behind an issue does not necessarily equate to understanding. Read more
The national cleanup initiative is a joint effort of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada. According to a release from WWF, more than 2,000 cleanups have been organized across the country in 2016 so far. That’s the most amount of events ever registered in the program in one calendar year. Read more
The specimen was discovered by Dr. Riccardo Levi-Setti on the Manuels River in the early 1980s. The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society says the fossil is believed to have been buried alive.
“Complete trilobites such as this one are extraordinarily rare, making this large and highly detailed specimen extremely valuable, financially, scientifically and aesthetically,” the society wrote in a news release. Read more
The London Regional Children’s Museum is facing a deadline.
With the lease on its Wharncliffe Road building up in about a year, work may begin then to convert the 30,000-square-foot building into office or residential space.
“We have been in this community for 40 years and we want to find the perfect space,” said Amanda Conlon, the museum’s executive director.
“We have been searching for a new home since we sold the building. We have been diligently looking.” Read more
It's a whale of a mystery that scientists across the country are trying to solve — and one from the Vancouver Aquarium is leading the way.
Valeria Vergara, a research scientist at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, is trying to find out why the Beluga whale population in the St. Lawrence Estuary is decreasing so rapidly.
She and a handful of other Canadian scientists studied the whales in July and August, travelling to the area to explore the mystery first-hand. Read more
Thirteen Canadian universities will receive a combined $900 million in the second round of a federal competition aimed at funding scientific research that puts Canada on the world stage. Read 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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