New Eyes on the Universe

Opens August 18

August 18 – Members-only preview 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Step into the world of a story that is still unfolding, in an observatory where a Queen’s University professor solved the mystery of neutrinos — an enigma that scientists had been trying to unravel for decades.Take a journey deep underground with a virtual tour of the subterranean research facility used to observe the interactions of subatomic particles. See the cloud chambers that reveal the background radiation we experience on the surface of the Earth.

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory lab (SNOLAB) is virtually opening its doors to the public to see the experiments that are currently underway two kilometres below the Earth’s surface, providing new insights and pushing frontiers in particle astrophysics.

The exhibition animates the science of SNOLAB, with an inside look into the artifacts of unique experiment components, spectacular imagery and video kiosks and a model of the original neutrino detector.

Professor Arthur B. McDonald won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for this ground-breaking research, which was conducted in the Vale Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario.


Proctor & Gamble Great Hall
Level 2

New Eyes on the Universe is owned by SNOLAB and tour managed by Science North. 

 

 

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