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Virtual Science Events

If you are looking for a positive from the past year, look no further. With the pandemic, we saw an increase in virtual events. Now, most of us are suffering from too much online conferencing, however, there are still some really great events that we will share with you on our Virtual Science page. 

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Yesterday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of 18 astronauts

Yesterday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of 18 astronauts from its corps to form the Artemis Team and help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program.  The astronauts on the Artemis Team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise, and experience. NASA’s modern lunar exploration program will land the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024 and establish a sustainable human lunar presence by the end of the decade. As we update the second floor in our gallery, we will keep you updated on Artemis and the Artemis program.  

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Science in the News for the Week of December 6

This week at the Okanagan Science Centre,  a series of prints depicting the geological time scale was donated to the science centre. It is an incredible collection and if you have an interest in paleontology and knowledge of the different eras, we would love to add some content to the image gallery from an expert point of view. Top 5 Science in the news for the week of December 6 1. This week, research published from a team of paleontologists from Australia and the United Kingdom has found that ancient deep-sea creatures called radiodonts developed sophisticated eyes over 500 million years ago (Cambrian period). The Emu Bay Shale region has been key to their research in that the lens of the eyes have...

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