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Public Service Announcement

August 4, 2009 For immediate release

Anchors Aweigh! Nautical Weekend


Join the celebration of all things nautical at the Canada Science and Technology Museum! Use a compass to search for buried treasure and in the Museum's inflatable planetarium discover the stars that guided the early explorers. Enjoy lively Celtic music and explore the science of boating and navigation through hands-on activities.


  • Orienteering - Find the Treasure: Search for ‘buried treasure’ on the Museum grounds. Use a compass to find where X marks the spot! Family activity; recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • The Explorer’s Challenge: Learn how early navigators used a sextant to help them find their way.
  • Planetarium Presentations: Explore the wonders of the night sky – without waiting until dark – in the Museum’s inflatable Starlab Planetarium.

When: Saturday, August 8 - Sunday, August 9, 2009

Where: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa

General information: Visit sciencetech.technomuses.ca or call 613-991-3044.


Media Contact: Kelly Ray