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(Winnipeg, MB, August 10, 2020): The Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum reopens on Thursday, August 13, 2020 with three shows a day featuring the wonders of the night sky. Shows run at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm to allow for the implementation of new pandemic protocols to keep visitors safe. “We’re excited to be able to reopen the Planetarium, especially with so many exceptional events occurring in the…

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(Winnipeg, MB, August 4, 2020): Starting August 6, the Museum Galleries will be open for discovery and exploration Thursdays to Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. “We know that Manitobans, and those visiting our province, are looking for safe and meaningful experiences this summer,” says Executive Director and CEO Claudette Leclerc. “An immersive exploration of this province’s history and nature at the Manitoba Museum offers just that.” Museum staff…

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Comet NEOWISE Update

UPDATE 25 Jul 2020: The comet has faded below naked-eye visibility but it still visible in binoculars as a small fuzzy patch. The tail has shrunk but it still visible in photos. With the moon entering the evening sky and the comet fading, this object is well past its prime. We’ll have to turn our attention to the upcoming Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 11th and 12th, and the…

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Comet in the Morning Sky

Dr. Jennifer West, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy, University of Toronto

There’s a pretty bright comet in the morning sky right now, with the poetic name of NEOWISE C/2020 F3. The NEOWISE satellite is the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, a NASA satellite that looks for comets and asteroids that come close to Earth. NEOWISE finds so many new objects that they just get a serial number instead of a proper name. For the purposes of this article, we’ll…

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Image: © Manitoba Museum / Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: June 19, 2020) At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum celebrated another year as a place of connection, transformation and renewal, offering rich and varied experiences for all. During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Manitoba Museum opened a new gallery, hosted awe-inspiriting exhibitions and delivered increasingly diverse programs. Extra special this past year was the repatriation of a…

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Reconnect with Manitoba’s History and Nature this Weekend! (Winnipeg, MB, June 8, 2020): The Manitoba Museum is excited to announce that the people of Manitoba will soon be able to safely reconnect with Manitoba’s history and nature. Beginning June 13, the Museum’s Galleries will be open to the public on weekends from 11 am to 5 pm. “We have truly missed all of our visitors and can’t wait to welcome them…

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Winnipeg, MB (May 1, 2020): On March 14, The Manitoba Museum made the decision to temporarily close its doors to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and employees. While the Government of Manitoba announced that museums may open to the public on May 4, the Manitoba Museum will not be reopening immediately. We are taking the time to assess and…

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Astronomy Day 2020 is Saturday, May 2

International Astronomy Day is Saturday, May 2, 2020, and we’re celebrating with online programming and a virtual telescope party. See the schedule below. Astronomy Day was founded in the 1973 as a day when professional and amateur astronomers around the world would bring the wonder of the universe to the public. Astronomy clubs, planetaria, science centres, and universities have traditionally run public events during the day, and telescope viewing parties…

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 Manitoba Museum Closes Temporarily on March 14

Winnipeg, MB (March 13, 2020): Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Manitoba Museum will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19. This includes the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and the Science Gallery. All public and school programs are also suspended. “We regret the impact of this decision on the communities we serve, including families, students, tourists, and our members. However, we…

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Manitoba Museum CEO Announces Plans To Retire

BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO LAUNCH NATIONAL SEARCH FOR NEW CANDIDATE Winnipeg, MB (February 26, 2020): After leading the team at the Manitoba Museum for the past 23 years, Claudette Leclerc has provided notice to the Board of Governors of her plan to retire from the position of executive director and chief executive officer of Manitoba’s largest non-profit centre for heritage and science learning, effective March 31, 2021.  Leclerc will remain…

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