Carleton University will host the travelling exhibit “New Eyes on the Universe,” which celebrates amazing discoveries at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and SNOLAB — a world-class science facility two kilometres below the surface of the ground at an active nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont.

The exhibit will be at Carleton’s Residence Commons for three weeks in October. Members of the public are welcome to tour the exhibit each day from Oct. 4 to Oct. 23, 2017 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will learn about Carleton’s significant and longstanding contributions to research about the origins of the universe.

A Grand Opening celebration of the exhibit’s arrival will take place. Media and members of the public are welcome.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Where: Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons Building, Carleton University

Who: Carleton President Alastair J.S. Summerlee; Carleton Prof. David Sinclair, a SNO founder and former head of SNOLAB; Nobel Laureate Art McDonald, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita.

A number of related events are scheduled to coincide with the exhibit. Details will be available in the coming weeks on the Faculty of Science website at:

  • A special Science Café presentation and tour
  • The SNO legacy presented by David Sinclair
  • Renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss presents a public lecture

Background: New Eyes on the Universe

The 800-square-foot exhibit features 40 panels with spectacular images documenting the history and development of SNO and SNOLAB, interactive video kiosks, a virtual tour of SNOLAB, and the stories of the people behind the science. Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald, whose work at SNO helped lead to the breakthrough discovery that neutrinos have mass and change identities as they travel from the sun to the Earth, is a life-sized video presenter; there are also artifacts such as intricate particle detector components and a 1-to-50 scale model of the SNO detector.

“New Eyes on the Universe” opened at Canada House in London’s Trafalgar Square on July 1, 2016 before travelling to the Telus World of Science in Edmonton, the town hall in Deep River, Ont., Queen’s University and Science North in Sudbury, Ont. After Carleton, it is scheduled to go to the Université de Montréal, the Discovery Centre in Halifax and Toronto’s Ontario Science Centre.

For more information, please visit:

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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