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  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    “POPnology presents great examples of the convergence between popular culture and current technology,” said Maurice Bitran, PhD, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. “From Jules Verne to Back to the Future, popular culture has an uncanny power to foreshadow technological developments. POPnology displays these triumphs of the human imagination in a compelling, interactive and entertaining way.”

    POPnology includes:

    • Hands-on robotics
    • Virtual projection games
    • Futuristic musical instrument technology
    • Immersive games, including virtual reality gaming
    • A screen-accurate replica jetpack from Disney™’s The Rocketeer
    • A screen-accurate DeLorean time machine
    • Robotic arm interactives

    POPnology is divided into four thematic areas:

    • How We Play: Examines entertainment technologies and their impact on how people spend their leisure time.
    • How We Connect: Presents the communications technologies that helped usher in a new era with the birth of social media — the game changer of the 21st century.
    • How We Move: Explores the history and evolution of human transport and includes a detailed overview of the advances that have transformed the way we move around the planet.
    • How We Live & Work: Showcases fascinating innovations currently shaping our lives, many of which were predicted long ago in books and movies.


    POPnology runs to August 6 and is included with general admission.

    Press Release  

    POPnology® was created by Stage Nine Exhibitions and is distributed by Exhibits Development Group.

  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    National Indigenous History Month started in 2009 with the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons and on June 21, the nation celebrates the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis with National Indigenous Peoples Day

    Hosting a National Indigenous Peoples Day event? Submit your event to be listed on the national events page and send a note to leduc@casc-accs.com.  

    Find ideas for National Indigenous Peoples Day events and learn how to promote your event.


  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    There is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to inspire, connect, and collaborate. 

    We had an amazing time in Prince George for CASC 2018! The staff and volunteers from the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre organized a wonderful conference, leaving everyone inspired.


    Conference photos have been added to our Facebook page. We invite you to like, share and tag! 

    Every year at the CASC Annual Conference a gala and awards ceremony is held to recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada's science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums! 

    View the 2018 CASCADE Award Recipients 

    For those who attended CASC 2018, please take a moment to complete this short post-event survey from Tourism Prince George and you'll be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card!   


    SAVE THE DATE!

    Make sure you mark your calendars for CASC 2019, May 8 - 10, hosted by the Discovery Centre in Halifax NS. 



  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    A New Children’s Museum at  100 Kellogg Lane!

    While the heart of the London Children’s Museum will remain the same, this new location will offer more interactive experiences and innovative exhibits, all on one floor. This building will allow families to explore science, art and culture in a space that is rich in its own history. With ample parking and room for outdoor play, it is the ideal spot for our next adventure.



    Over the next few years, the London Children's Museum will renovate and redesign this unique space, and they want your help! Take this online survey or visit their current location to share your  ideas for their new home.

    Until then, the London Children’s Museum is still open for play at 21 Wharncliffe Road South!

    To learn more and stay up-to-date, visit staycuriouslondon.ca.

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  • Monday, June 04, 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    On September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-REx mission began its seven-year journey to bring a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth.

    This August, the spacecraft will be close enough to take its first images of the asteroid. Starting in December, OSIRIS-REx will use its made-in-Canada scanning lidar—the most sophisticated ever sent into space—to map the asteroid and help sleuth out the best site to collect a sample that will return to Earth in 2023. 


    Join the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to learn more about these upcoming mission milestones, Canada’s contribution, and ways to engage your audience in this exciting space adventure! 

    No need to register. Simply click on the appropriate link below to connect with the CSA on the day of the event.

    English webinar

    Date: August 1, 2018   Time: 1 p.m. ET

    Link: https://zoom.us/j/731360734

    French webinar

    Date: August 1, 2018   Time: 11 a.m. ET

    Link: https://zoom.us/j/710510716

    Please note that this webinar will be recorded and made available upon request at asc.info.csa@canada.ca.


  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Founded in 1978 by Londoner Carol Johnston, it became the first children's museum in Canada. The London Regional Children's Museum is moving from its current location on Wharncliffe Road to the old Kellogg's cereal plant in the city's east-end, according to its founder and first executive director Carol Johnston. 

    It brings to an end a nearly four year search for a new home after the private, non-profit organization's board of directors sold its current home to London developer Shmuel Farhi for $2.1 million in 2014. 

    Johnston said the museum's new home will be on the fourth floor inside the old Kellogg's cereal plant on Dundas Street. Read more.


  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It’s one of the best spots in Canada to see and study Arctic species and the non-profit Churchill Northern Studies Centre is a key support facility for researchers. Located 23 kilometres outside Churchill, the LEED silver-certified centre has research labs, dormitories, a cafeteria and other facilities that are used by scientists and visitors. “I couldn’t do my research without the Churchill Northern Studies Centre,” asserted Nick Lunn, a scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Lunn has been studying polar bear ecology and Arctic marine ecosystems for more than 30 years and he made the comment during an educational presentation for visitors on a learning vacation at the centre. Read more

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault channeled his inner Luke Skywalker on May the 4th as he announced $1 million in funding support for the THINK project, a major renewal of visitor experiences on level 4 of Science North and at six Northern Ontario THINK hubs on behalf of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). Read more.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The provincial government is giving $1.4 million to the Manitoba’s Museum Bringing Our Stories Forward renewal project.

    This project aims to renew 42 per cent of the museum’s galleries, including Grasslands, Nonsuch, Orientation and Urban. It is also set to create a new Winnipeg Gallery. Read more.


  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calling it 'historic,' the Ontario provincial government made a major funding announcement in Science North on Wednesday.

    Minister of Energy and Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault said the province will spend $16 million on the science centre and Dynamic Earth over the next two years.

    Thibeault said the province invested in Science North because of what the science centre means for Northern Ontario.

    "It's an economic driver when it comes to tourism. This is going to generate more tourism dollars for us. It's going to create jobs. It's going to actually really tell people the importance of science," Thibeault said. "So, this is just a win, win, when it comes to the economy, tourism and education." Read more.


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