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On May 11 and 12, all ages can share in four activities in Laval during the 24 heures de science event, aimed at stimulating public interest in science & technology. This 2nd edition is made possible through financial support of Quebec's Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export and The Science and Technology Council, as well as media partners.

Eye in the sky

Fri. May 11, 7:00 PM: gaze at the stars all night! Hosted by Amateur Laval astronomers, at the Observatory, 825 Av. Parc. Learn the secrets of the nightly heavens and how to recognize constellations and stellar positioning and appearance. Info: (450) 430-3331.

Climate changes

Fri. May 11, 7:30 PM – Montmorency College movie-debate on environment and global warming. After viewing Al Gore's “An inconvenient truth” panelists will present their views on this burning question. (475, de l'Avenir).

The tiniest devices

Fri. May 11, 7 :30 PM – Armand-Frappier Museum (531 des Prairies) explores the world of nanobiotechnology with Dr. Normand Voyer, director of the Protein Function, Structure and Engineering Research Center and Professor at Laval University.

Explaining nanoscience, nanotechnology and what these disciplines hold in store. “How will they affect our lives? What are the dangers?” Info: musee-afrappier@iaf.inrs.ca (450) 686-5641.

Science creativity Cosmodome

Sat. May 12, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Cosmodome (2150 Autoroute des Laurentides, Laval). Creativity and science. Make your own rocket!

For more information on the events held in Laval please visit www.science24heures.com, and click “Programme”. (Source: Martin LaSalle, science reporter, www.passeportsante.net (514) 393-9280)

Organisations: Montmorency College, Ministry of Economic Development, The Science Technology Council Armand-Frappier Museum Engineering Research Center Laval University

Lieux géographiques: Laval, Parc, Laurentides

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