Sept. 28, 2017

Celebrate the Big Bang Expo 2017 with TELUS World of Science Edmonton

The Big Bang Expo Presented by TELUS World of Science Edmonton strives to provide a space for curious minds to explore their enthusiasm for science, astronomy and the universe through hands-on demonstrations, interactive displays and entertaining experiments!


Cory Johnn

Cory Johnn


Spend Friday October 20th and Saturday October 21st with the TELUS World of Science Edmonton while they teach dark sky enthusiasts all about robotics programming, bottle rocket launches, virtual reality, telescopes and much more!

2017 Big Bang Expo Schedule

DAY 1 | Friday, October 20 | 11AM - 4PM

Inflatable Planetarium
Location: Jasper Elementary School Gym

Step into the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton’s new portable digital dome planetarium and see live sky shows and other full dome shows.  
This new digital inflatable planetarium offers a variety of shows, including a live show titled Our Universe, which takes visitors on a journey through the night sky and our place in the universe. Another show titled One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure is geared towards the little stargazers. The new 360 degree show Horizon is a Canada 150 show that showcases the people and places across Canada.

Friday’s Planetarium Schedule:

11:00 a.m | Horizon
11:30 a.m | Our Universe – live sky show
12:00 p.m | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (a sky show for young children)
1:00 p.m | Horizon
1:30 p.m | Our Universe – live sky show
2:00 p.m | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (a sky show for young children)
2:30 p.m. | Horizon
3:00 p.m. | Our Universe – live sky show
3:30 p.m. | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (a sky show for young children)

*All shows approximately 25 minutes in length.  Show schedule subject to change.  

Jeff Bartlett

Jeff Bartlett

Jeff Bartlett

Displays and Hands-On Activities

Science Demonstrations
See various science demonstrations presented by our scientists throughout the day which include topics on electricity and magnetism, cryogenics, lasers, and other wonders.

Science Tot’s Program
Activities geared toward the younger scientists including dot matching, constellation creation, paper circuit and a few other child-friendly activities.

Robotics Programming
Program a LEGO EV3 robot to do various tasks, try your hand at controlling a small robotic moon rover, and meet ROGER the robot (a walking/talking robot ambassador) and a real life size working R2D2!

Virtual Reality Experiences
Use Google Cardboard and a few actual VR goggles to explore the world of virtual reality.

Make-And-Take ActivitiesBuild your own 16 power telescope ($10.00 each)
Small Electric Moon Buggies ($5.00 each)

*Friday tip: Be sure to catch TELUS World of Science - Edmonton at Beyond the Stars at Lake Annette between 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM, where they will have telescopes and science activities related to lights and optics!


DAY 2 | Saturday, October 21 | 9AM - 1PM

Inflatable Planetarium 
Location: Jasper Elementary School Gym | 10AM - 3PM

Saturday’s Planetarium Schedule:

10:00 a.m. | Horizon
10:30 a.m. | Our Universe – live sky show
11:00 a.m. | Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
11:30 a.m. | Horizon
12:00 p.m. | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (a sky show for young children)
1:00 p.m. | Horizon
1:30 p.m. | Our Universe – live sky show
2:00 p.m. | Two Small Pieces of Glass:  The Amazing Telescope
2:30 p.m. | Horizon

*All shows are approximately 25 minutes in length.  Schedule subject to change.

Displays and Hands-On Activities 

Science Demonstrations
See various science demonstrations presented by our scientists throughout the day which include topics on electricity and magnetism, cryogenics, lasers, and other wonders.

Science Tot’s Program
Activities geared toward the younger scientists including dot matching, constellation creation, paper circuit and a few other child-friendly activities.

Robotics Programming
Program a LEGO EV3 robot to do various tasks, try your hand at controlling a small robotic moon rover, and meet ROGER the robot (a walking/talking robot ambassador) and a real life size working R2D2!

Virtual Reality Experiences
Use Google Cardboard and a few actual VR goggles to explore the world of virtual reality.

Make-And-Take Activities
Build your own 16 power telescope ($10.00 each)

Small Electric Moon Buggies ($5.00 each)

Outdoor Activities

Water Bottle Rocket Launches
ESTES Rocket Demonstration | 12PM

Classroom Presentation | 12PM

Let Frank Florian, the TELUS World of Science Edmonton’s planetarium director, explores the fascinating possibility of other life in the Universe with you!  How are astronomers finding potentially new worlds around other stars?  Could any of those new worlds support life as we know it? If so, could intelligent life from somewhere in our universe be even visiting our little world? Let’s find out!

*This presentation is approximately 30 minutes in length.

*Saturday tip: Join the TELUS World of Science on Saturday evening as they set up their telescopes by the Visitor Information Centre alongside the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).


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