/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Op - Ontario Science Centre presents enhanced Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered exhibition/

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A four-metre replica of al-Jazari's Musical Boat, featuring an automatic 'robot band,' sets sail for the first time in North America

TORONTO, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Explore and celebrate important scientific and technological advancements and discoveries made by scholars during the Golden Age of Islamic Science. This newly enhanced exhibition Sultans of Science highlights the multicultural roots of modern science and technology. Learn how early scholars developed the decimal point, flew the first successful glider and navigated the seas without a magnetic compass. Nine exhibition areas cover disciplines including astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, medicine and optics.

In the new IMAX film JERUSALEM, audiences take an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities.  Through the eyes of three young Jerusalemites - one Jewish, one Christian, one Muslim and their families - learn what it means to call Jerusalem home, and experience celebrations and events that mark the high points of a year in the life of this city. Gain a completely unique perspective of a part of the world that captivates the imagination of billions of people.

What:     Media preview of Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered and screening of National Geographic IMAX film JERSULEM
     
Who:       Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre
Hooley McLaughlin, Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre
Ludo Verheyen, CEO, MTE Studios
Gord Hundal, Vice President, Not for Profit & Public Sector, Commercial Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank
     
When:                  Friday, March 7, 2014
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m.  Formal remarks
10:30 a.m. Self-guided tour of exhibition
2:00 p.m. Screening of JERUSALEM
     
Where:      Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
(Please enter via main lobby doors. TV crews may enter through South Security Entrance via Gateway Blvd.)

Local Presenting Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank

Local Exhibition Patron:  MOHAMMAD AND NAJLA AL ZAIBAK

Community Partners: Canadian Arab Institute, Noor Cultural Centre

For images and video, please visit: http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Media/ImagesVideo

Social Media Links
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OntarioScienceCentre
Twitter: @OntScienceCtr | #SultansofScience | #JerusalemFilm
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OntarioScienceCentre 

 

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

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Jefferson Darrell
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Andrea Mus
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