UoGuelph, Royal City Science unveil inflatable planetarium to boost student engagement in sciences


The University of Guelph physics department has partnered with community education program Royal City Science to unveil a new inflatable planetarium. This portable, seven-metre dome will be transported to local schools and community events to educate individuals about Canadian space missions and inspire young people to pursue an education in the sciences. UoGuelph and Royal City Science will also work alongside Cree Elder William Buck of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre to develop resources related to Indigenous moon and star lore teachings. The planetarium was funded by donations from the estate of Jim Stevens and the Canadian Space Agency youth STEM initiatives.

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