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Engineering & Technology
3, 2, 1, GO: An Exploratek story
Michelle Campbell Mekarski, PhD
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Jan 15, 2020
Every time a museum visitor walks into Exploratek, they are presented with a challenge. Can you build something to launch a small object across a room?
Arts & Design
Cardboard Box-ing Day!
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Dec 16, 2019
This Boxing Day, you might find yourself surrounded by the perfect inspiration for crafting, building, and tinkering…boxes!
Astronomers Create Detailed Plans for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) using LEGO®
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Jun 29, 2017
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is building one of three next generation optical telescopes, called the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). It will have a primary aperture that is 39 meters wide made of segmented mirrors. Astronomer Frans Snik and his team have created detailed LEGO® instructions for you to now build your own ELT. As both an astronomer and lover of LEGO®, I approve of this project. The other two next generation optical telescopes are the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which