There’s more to light than meets your eye! Visit the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre this Spring Break and find out how astronomers use visible light from the Sun, infrared heat waves and x-rays to understand some of the mysteries of our universe.
Take part in special interactive activities focused on the theme of “light”, and check out our new “Seeing! A photon’s journey across space, time and mind” show in the Planetarium Star Theatre, and a new live demonstration called “Invisible Light” in the GroundStation Canada Theatre.
In the planetarium show, you’ll follow the journey of a single photon as it travels from a distant star across the vast expanse of space to land on someone’s retina. Explore the astrophysical processes of the cosmos, and the biology of the eye and brain.
Space Centre has extended hours over the break and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily with special activities from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm.
No registration required. All Spring Break activities are part of general admission and recommended for children ages 8-12 years old from March 16 -27 2020.
For more information call 604.738.7827 ext. 240 or email [email protected]
More than a tourist attraction, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that provides a unique learning experience for all. Visitors can learn about space and the night sky through planetarium star theatre shows, live demonstrations, and an interactive exhibit gallery. Next to the Space Centre is the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory.
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