BIG Little Science Centre – April Events

Wednesday, April 19 – Science Centre Lecture Series

Solar Power in the 21st Century: Roads, Planes, Buildings and Fields

Dr. Michael Mehta, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Mehta will review the current state of solar power, discuss various applications, and profile Canada’s first solar road which is being built here in Kamloops on the campus of TRU. In British Columbia we have very good solar conditions, and in the interior our 2000 hours per year of sunlight surpass solar powerhouse nations, like Germany, by 25%. Many people are surprised to learn that even coastal communities like Vancouver and Vancouver Island do indeed work well with solar. Solar power is changing the world of energy production, and people and governments are beginning to take notice.

FREE ENTRY! Everyone is invited to attend. Wheelchair accessible. The BIG Little Science Centre is a not-for-profit, registered charity, dedicated to creating a passion for science.

Saturday, April 22: StarLab from Okanagan Science Centre

Explore the skies above, inside the Okanagan Science Centre’s Inflatable Planetarium. Learn about the skies above, stars, and the legends and lore behind them, from your favourite guide through the galaxies, Kevin Aschenmeier.

Contact BIG Little Science Centre to reserve seats for one of the five shows:

10:05, 11:05, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30

Suitable for people 5 and up; must be comfortable in the dark. Each show has a limit of 30 people.

The StarLab is included with the cost of admission.

BIG Little Science Centre would like to thank the Okanagan Science Centre for this amazing show.

The BIG Little Science Centre, with over 140 interactive fun exhibits, is open year round from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

655 Holt Street, Kamloops
(250) 554-2572

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