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It’s your chance to name a moon of Saturn
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Oct 18, 2019
Normally, when a comet, asteroid, or moon is discovered in our Solar System, the discoverer gets to name the object. This time around, scientists are changing things up! In early October, scientists announced the discovery of 20 new moons in orbit around the planet Saturn. The team who found these new Saturnian satellites have created a Twitter contest, whereby anyone from around the world can suggest names for them. Want to try and name a moon of Saturn? Then check out this article.
Young students bring forgotten stories of the Spanish flu back to life
Michelle Campbell Mekarski
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Jul 5, 2019
Through her school’s award-winning history project on the Spanish Flu pandemic, 11-year-old Tyya Strutt learned a somber truth. “Most people who die in times of terrible events or peril are never remembered, especially if they are children,” says Strutt. “But this is not right."
Defining Moments Canada launches national contest to commemorate the centenary of the Spanish flu pandemic
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Sep 5, 2018
A national contest is challenging schools, museums, and heritage organizations to tell stories about the Spanish flu pandemic using digital storytelling tools. “We hope to inspire Canadians to bring to light the stories that shaped our country but are only briefly mentioned in textbooks, and often ignore the many diverse voices that need to be heard,” says Neil Orford, program leader for Defining Moments Canada, the bilingual, non-profit heritage organization hosting the contest. “Personal