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RECENT NEWS

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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The museum announced it will be renaming its theatre the Mauril Bélanger Theatre in recognition of the late MP, who died last year at the age of 61 of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS. 

    “I am grateful to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for recognizing Mauril’s contribution to the Museum,” said Catherine Bélanger, Mauril’s wife, in a statement Monday.

    “He has been one of the Museum’s biggest fans and an ardent supporter of its staff, vision, and raison d’être.”

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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nesseth, who is a self-styled "science nerd," and staff scientist at Sudbury's Science North, said she tried to address any questions fans might have about some of the more cerebral themes in the show.  Read more

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Locals will be able to walk among the dinosaurs next week, and stare up at the real bones of one of the fiercest: the T. rex.

    The Discovery Centre in Halifax launches its new featured exhibit, Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family on Monday, as part of its premiere tour of North America and only the second viewing in Canada.

    According to a museum release, the exhibition will have life-size dinosaur skeletons and fossil specimens, including ‘Scotty’ the Tyrannosaurus rex, alongside augmented reality that transports dinosaurs into the gallery, so people can interact with members of the Tyrannosaur family via a video feed.

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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science World in Vancouver  is teaming up with an American-based learning system, and a local museum will be joining forces as well.

    As a partner, the Exploration Place will soon be introducing the STEM Learning Ecosystem, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

    CEO Tracy Calogheros says the idea behind this program is to reach out to youth in the community, encouraging them to pursue careers in these fields.

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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A  new travelling exhibition, Light in the Land ~ the Nature of Canada, is open at Science North. 
    The exhibition, which was designed by The Roberta Bondar Foundation, has been curated to honour the 25th anniversary of Bondar’s space mission. It features 14 oversized fine art photographs of the Canadian landscape from sea to sea to sea. Read more

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call it a different kind of greenhouse gas — dinosaur flatulence is on display in a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum.

    Then there's the dinosaur that pees.

    The two are among a dozen robotic dinosaurs on display in the World Giant Dinosaurs Exhibit, which kicked off Thursday morning with an event featuring the exhibit's creator, "Dino" Don Lessem. Read more


  • Friday, May 19, 2017 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wildlife populations around the world are under stress due to pollution, deforestation and habitat encroachment, with species becoming endangered and some on the brink of extinction. A new exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre aims to educate visitors about animal recovery, conservation and emergency response through inspiring stories of survival. Read more

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 1:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science North plans to take its first ever planetarium show on the road.

    Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin was developed in partnership with Indigenous people from across Northern Ontario. It uses Indigenous worldview to understand the common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.

    This project was made possible due to Ontario150 funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Read more


  • Friday, May 19, 2017 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science, Technology and Environment award – Sandy Baumgartner

    Baumgartner is the CEO of the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Through her work she has not only promoted science and technology but also art with The Ignite! Festival. Baumgartner has partnered with various organizations in the community and has hosted blockbuster exhibits at the centre including Our Body: The Universe Within and Dinosaurs Unearthed. Under her leadership, the centre has hosted a variety of programming for all ages. Read more


  • Friday, May 19, 2017 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science Odyssey, a ten-day nationwide celebration of science, was officially launched at the Johnson GEO Centre today. Vanier Elementary students were on hand to take part in some exciting scientific experiments.

    Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Kate Young announced four Promo science fund recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador this morning, as she helped kick off the ten-day annual celebration of all things science and math. Read more


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