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.
The First People were scientists and innovators, carefully tracking and moving with the seasons and creating inventions that allowed them to survive in the northern forests of our country. With this close connection to the natural world, the Indigenous People of Canada developed a strong culture, rooted in respect for the environment. Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin aims to give visitors a chance to learn about the Indigenous worldview and sit at the fire with two people who are connected to the traditional ways.
September 30 only, FREE — supported by Ontario 150
45 minutes, for all ages (in French at 2:15pm)
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!
Planetarium Live Show (in French) at 2:15 pm daily
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.
11:15am and 1:15pm, 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.
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!
STARS OVER KILLARNEY 2022: FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, MARS, AND BEYOND!
September 30 to October 1, 2022
Killarney Provincial Park
WHAT IS IT?
Stars over Killarney is an annual festival celebrating the connection between the beauty of Killarney Provincial Park with an element of astronomical knowledge.
This year’s theme is From the Earth to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond!
Come join us on our exploration of how the Earth’s geology helps us to understand the moon and planets and, conversely, how knowledge of our solar system can help us to unravel the Earth’s history and its possible future.
Science North members and visitors, with proof of purchase, will be admitted free of charge to the Stars over Killarney program throughout the duration of the event!
For a full description, please visit the Ontario Parks blog here.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: more out-of-this-world programming for the whole family! We invite you to have a blast with us testing your smarts against other live viewers for a chance to win Science North swag or passes!
Don't forget to register! All you’ll need is a mobile device to play along!
On August 18 at 7pm, explore space with us in a fun trivia format as we learn about the search for life on other planets with special guest, Graham Lau – The Cosmobiologist, host of NASA’s Ask an Astrobiologist! What do you know about the role of the James Webb Space Telescope in the search for extraterrestrial life?
Staff Scientist, Space Place and Planetarium
(705) 522-3701 ext. 341
planetarium [at] sciencenorth.ca
Star Parties are generously supported by