What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. With expert input from leading scientists to leading cosmologists, astrophysicists, astro-chemists, planetary scientists and astro-biologists we present humanity's current understanding of where everything, including us, came from.
Ever wanted to look at the night sky through a telescope? Come on out to a Star Party and see what's out there!
Science North has a regular schedule of star parties throughout the year - everyone is welcome! You can gaze at the planets, the moon and other astronomical objects through powerful telescopes and binoculars. Learn how to find constellations and hear some of the mythological stories associated with them. Star parties are held outdoors in front of the small snowflake building at Science North unless noted otherwise. Please dress for the weather! In fall/winter/spring, it's a good idea to wear a warm coat, gloves/mitts and toque. In the summer, wear long pants and sleeves, and bring mosquito repellant.
With state-of the-art digital technology, Science North’s Planetarium is the first planetarium of its kind in Northern Ontario. Feature films about astronomy and other space topics are projected on an 8.4 metre dome. The digital technologies, surround sound and special dome screen immerse audiences, taking them through the galaxies and right to the outer extremities of the known universe, billions of light years away.
Visitors will learn about the stars, planets and galaxies through live presentations presented by Science North Staff Scientists who have access to a comprehensive library of scientific data and ready-to-use educational materials, as well as advanced real time show production tools.