Science North, developers of custom and readymade exhibits for sale or lease to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world, has produced the New Eyes On the Universe Exhibition: Science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and SNOLAB, which opened at Canada House in London on July 1 2016.
New Eyes on the Universe, produced by Science North on behalf of SNOLAB, animates the Nobel Prize worthy science of the two kilometre-deep underground Ontario research facility which specialises in neutrino and dark matter physics. Visitors will experience a virtual tour of SNOLAB, artifacts of unique experiment components, spectacular imagery and video kiosks, and a model of the original neutrino detector.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to present our science and technology to the general public in a prestigious location on Trafalgar Square in London, ” said Dr. Art McDonald, former director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics. “We are grateful to the Canadian High Commission for providing this location throughout the summer, starting during the major international conference NEUTRINO 2016 at the beginning of July.”
“SNOLAB is delighted to be partnering with so many strong Canadian research and outreach organizations to bring together the story of the Nobel-prize winning research of the SNO experiment, hosted at our deep underground facility in the Vale Creighton mine, ” added Nigel Smith, SNOLAB Director.
New Eyes On the Universe is at Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London from July 1 through to September 17, 2016 and will then travel internationally.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with SNOLAB, the Canadian Science & Technology Museum, Carleton University, Queen’s University, Queen Mary University of London and other leading partners to develop this exciting exhibition, ” said Jennifer Pink, Science Director, Science North. “Since the beginning of the SNO project in the early 1990’s, Science North has been communicating this complex science to the public with educational, interactive science exhibits and multi-media theatre experiences. We are excited to share the SNO story through New Eyes on the Universe to showcase the capabilities of the science research community in Sudbury to an international audience.”