Space to Spoon

When:
February 4, 2019 – April 28, 2019 all day
2019-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
2019-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
National Air Force Museum of Canada
220 RCAF Road
Trenton
Cost:
See website for museum admission fees
Contact:
Laura Imrie, Curator
613.965.7223
Space to Spoon @ National Air Force Museum of Canada

Space to Spoon launches at the National Air Force Museum of Canada

Trenton, ON. February 8th. The National Air Force Museum of Canada is excited to announce a new exhibition on loan from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and the Canadian Space Agency: Space to Spoon.

Space to Spoon demonstrates how space technology benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture. It also highlights the Canadian Space Agency’s Earth observation satellite, RADARSAT-2, and its cutting-edge successor, RADARSAT Constellation.

Space to Spoon is a hands-on experience, with stunning graphics and interactive elements for visitors of all ages. The science, technology, and innovation that transform satellite images into agricultural applications are showcased in a way that encourages informal science learning among school groups as well as general audiences.

In addition to the modules that make up the Space to Spoon exhibit, the National Air Force Museum has secured several other artifacts on loan, including an INMARSAT Sera Saturn B Satellite Phone from the 1990s and Col. Chris Hadfield’s uniform, to connect to the RCAF’s role in space

For information, visit: ingeniumcanada.org/exhibitions/space-to-spoon-travelling

For general information about the exhibition launch and museum, please contact Laura Imrie, Curator, National Air Force Museum, curator@airforcemusuem.ca

Quotes

“The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, part of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, is committed to sharing stories of ingenuity in both historical and contemporary contexts. Developed in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency, this travelling exhibition will showcase space technology and big data – which are unseen by most –in communities across Canada. Visitors to the exhibition from coast to coast to coast will learn how the application of science, technology, engineering, and math (the STEM subjects) can enhance sustainable agriculture.”

  • Christina Tessier, President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre, set to open in 2018, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.

For more, visit us: IngeniumCanada.org

 

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