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Help name our new beaver

Science North Bluecoats decided that we’d like to honour the Innu Traditional Territory that he comes from in Québec. So we translated words and phrases and after some deliberation and spellchecking we had three...

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Bee Update!

And the “bee” goes on! So what’s new with the overwintering bees experiment at Science North you ask? To start off, all of the colonies we’re monitoring are alive!  This is great news, and...

Chart of Comet 41/P courtesy of http://www.aerith.net/ 0

Astronomical Oddities in 2017

Some things happen every year, like celestial clockwork — the slow shifting of the constellations, regularly-scheduled meteor showers, and the phases of the moon. Those can be interesting enough, but it’s the rarer events...

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The Big Nickel Comes Alives

Canada’s Big Nickel, located at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, Ontario, is a beloved Canadian icon. At about 64.5 million times the size of a real Canadian nickel, it is the largest coin in the...

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Quillan

Science North Bluecoats and visitors are mourning the loss of a great animal ambassador. On November 14, 2016, Quillan the porcupine passed away in his habitat during the night. Quillan was 14 years old,...

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Supermoon Rising at the Big Nickel

The Moon’s orbit is slightly elliptical and it’s distance from Earth changes over time.  At perigee (it’s closest point to us on Earth) it is 50 000 km closer than at apogee (it’s furthest...