Science North’s Planetarium is the first of its kind in Northern Ontario!
The digital technology, surround sound, and an 8.4-metre dome screen immerse audiences in voyages to the edge of the known universe, billions of light years away.
Also, Science North Staff Scientists use our comprehensive library of scientific data, ready-to-use educational materials, and advanced real-time production tools to teach more about the stars, planets and galaxies through live presentations.
Our stellar Bluecoats are ready to take you on a unique space adventure. We can tour the night sky, update you on current space missions, and respond to your questions and requests. Want to see your favourite constellation? Tour the solar system? Fly right out of our galaxy? Let us know!
October 31–November 27: Weekdays
2:15pm (in French), 3:15pm
October 31–November 27: Weekends
10:15am, 2:15pm (in French), 3:15pm
30 minutes, for all ages
The largest production ever filmed in space, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic immersive series that invites you to join eight astronauts on life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station. Shot over two years with exclusive access to the crew, The ISS Experience offers an intimate take on the joy, wonder, and dangers of life in orbit. Available until the end of November.
November, Saturday and Sunday
30 minutes, for all ages
Artemis is the first step in the next era of human exploration. Together with commercial and international partners, NASA will establish a sustainable presence on the Moon to prepare for missions to Mars.
The Artemis I mission launch will feature the Space Launch System Rocket (SLS), which is the most powerful rocket flown to date. Five separate cameras will be used to capture the historic take-off, including high speed cameras surrounding the launchpad.
You will have a unique and up-close look into humanity’s next ambitious foray into space.
STARTING DECEMBER 3!
Join Science North Bluecoats for free Friday night Star Parties mid-March through August! Star Parties start one hour after sunset, run for 2 hours, and are located at the outdoor Pavilion beside The Patio at Science North! Sky map and orientation to the night sky provided, bring a chair and binoculars to find hidden gems. Sign-up onsite for viewing time with our telescope. For cool weather – dress warmly! For warm weather, expect mosquitoes!
Star Parties are weather permitting. To confirm, and for exact times, please call the Star Party hotline at (705) 522-3701, ext. 243 after 5pm on Friday. Keep looking up!
Staff Scientist, Space Place and Planetarium
(705) 522-3701 ext. 341
planetarium [at] sciencenorth.ca
Star Parties are generously supported by