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New Eyes on the Universe exhibit returns

The SNOLAB exhibit “Eyes on the Universe” has returned to Queen’s and this time it is being hosted by CPARC at Stirling Hall.

The exhibit, which debuted July 1, 2016 at Canada House in London before touring across Canada, features 40 panels the discoveries of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), the recognition of this work with a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2015 for SNO Director Arthur McDonald, and the facilities and experiments of SNOLAB.

Video kiosks let visitors explore themes and offer a virtual tour of SNOLAB. A life-size “Virtual Art” presents information from Dr. McDonald about the work of SNO and SNOLAB and his perspective on the future. A diffusion cloud chamber also allows the public to see particle tracts in real time, making the invisible visible.

The awarding of the Nobel Prize to Arthur McDonald and Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita is featured through images from Nobel Week in Stockholm and a display of the Nobel Medal, citation and artwork. Exhibit artifacts include unique detector components developed especially for SNO, as well as a scale model of the SNO detector.

The exhibit is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the CPARC Visitor Centre, Stirling Hall, Room 302, until Friday, Feb. 23. Admission is free. For information on tour bookings, contact Nathalie Ouellette at 613-533-6000 ext. 74781.