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RECENT NEWS

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Saskatchewan Science Centre is participating in the first INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LGBTQ+ PEOPLE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHS.


    Visitors are invited to make Spectrometers, at 11am-1pm, and 6.00-7.00pm

    Our spectrometer uses a diffraction grating to separate light into its various wavelengths. Diffraction grating is a material with very tiny lines at evenly spaced intervals.  As light travels through it, an interference pattern is created separating out the light into its various wavelengths that show the colours of the rainbow.

     

    Walking Rainbows – 1.30-2.30 and 7pm-8pm

    Walking Rainbows use chromatography: primary colour inks soak up into paper towel placed between a circle of cups. Gradually the colours mix in the cups forming a rainbow that ‘walks’ around the circle.

    Activities are included with admission.

    Pride in STEM day is open to all. We invite visitors to share their photos of these activites using the hashtags #rainbowscience and #LGBTSTEMDay


  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On her first official visit to Nova Scotia as Governor General, Julie Payette included a discussion with local students about her time as an astronaut, hopefully inspiring the youth to reach for the stars.

    Trumpets, horns and drums filled the air as a military procession welcomed Payette to Government House in Halifax.

    After meeting with the premier, lieutenant-governor and a Mi’kmaq chief, Payette’s next stop was at the Discovery Centre where hundreds of Grade 6 students sat quietly and listened to her speech.

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  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Early risers in Kitchener-Waterloo gathered in front of TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener on Thursday morning to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day as well as summer solstice.

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  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Flight Gallery at Halifax’s Discovery Centre and Montreal’s Escales Découvertes (Discovery Halts) are the only Canadian projects among the winners of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design’s (SEGD’s) 2018 Global Design Awards.

    The Flight Gallery won a merit award in the exhibition category. The permanent exhibit, which explores science through aircraft flight and maintenance, is part of the Discovery Centre’s new waterfront site. The jury appreciated its engaging, easy-to-understand and interactive graphics.

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  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The eighth annual whale festival is set to be a splash Sunday at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium.

    Events include activities for children, art displays, touch tanks and, of course, whale watching.

    Every year thousands of whales migrate to the waters off the east coast of the province to feed, with humpback, minke and fin whales spotted most often.

    Visitors can learn about whale biology, see a real whale skeleton, discover some of the food sources available to whales, and listen to recordings of various whale species. 

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  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Thursday July 5, come celebrate the first international day of LGBTQ+ people in STEM, and be a part of a global push to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

    Community organizations like Vancouver Pride Society, Qmunity, WWEST, SCWIST, TRIUMF, ASTTBC, Vancouver Parks and Recreation (Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit Inclusion Advisory Committee), HR McMillan Space Center and the Vancouver Dyke March and Festival Society will be on site to share information and talk about the work that their organizations are doing. 

    Meet scientists from a variety of fields in the LGBT STEM community and discover how their passions led them to their current pursuits. Learn more from Science World British Columbia.


  • Monday, June 18, 2018 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation invites you to help build inspiring content for the 46th Annual International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology’s (CIMUSET) Conference, held in joint with the International Association of Transport and Communications Museums (IATM).

    As an International Council of Museums (
    ICOM) committee, CIMUSET’s annual conference provides a forum for communication and cooperation between museum professionals dedicated to technical and scientific heritage from around the world.

    In 2018, conference delegates will come together at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and the recently-renewed Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario from October 15 to October 18.This year’s conference theme, Museums in a Digital World, will lead the discussion on how museums can embrace digital platforms and rise within the digital movement.

    Successful proposals will offer engaging insights on the digital museum and could include content pertaining to app development within the museum setting, digitally accessible collections, engagement of digital natives, successes and failures on digital projects, and the future of digital marketing. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and must be received by June 29, 2018. For more information, please visit the conference website at https://cimuset.ingeniumcanada.org/.

    Take this unique opportunity to share your ideas, outcomes, and ambitions with the international community! We look forward to hearing from you at the 46th Annual CIMUSET Conference this fall. Registration is now open.


  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The newly renovated bathrooms on the second floor of the Saskatchewan Science Centre are taking home an International Toilet Tourism Award.

    The award, created by MyTravelResearch.com, showcases innovative, clean, greatly designed washrooms in locations with a successful local tourism economy. The Science Centre’s toilets won awards along with five others from locations around the world including the United States, Australia and Switzerland.

    The washrooms were designed by Cite360Studio and paid for as part of the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Infrastructure Program. Read more. 


  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The popular gallery reopened on Friday under new lighting and auditory effects to help the visitor experience in Deptford, England in 1669.

    “I invite all Manitobans back to the Manitoba Museum to rediscover their ship, the Nonsuch. Whether it’s the first time or your tenth time, I guarantee you will learn something new when you visit the renewed Nonsuch Gallery,” said Claudette Leclerc, executive director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum. Read more


  • Friday, June 08, 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By exploring exhibits such as +1ºC: What difference does it make?, Design the Future, and Planet MTL, visitors will gain a better understanding of climate change and its impact on our health and living environment, as well as technologies that could prove useful in the fight against climate change. Games, entertaining discussions, and unusual experiences allow visitors to learn more about the concrete measures we can take to help the planet.

    Don't miss The Roaming Classroom. This outdoor art installation celebrating contributions made by Montréal universities to life in the city will be visiting the Biosphere, from June 7 to 10, 2018. Also, P3 Permaculture will be on site, on June 8 and 9, with its Moving Beyond Sustainability activity, which proposes ideas and techniques for rethinking sustainable development and, as a result, improving quality of life.

    Two new exhibits will also be presented this coming year: Read more


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