Astronomy is another element explored here at the museum. Much of what we see in the night sky has name origins in Western or Arabic sources, but other peoples have looked up into the night skies and given their own names for constellations. Such has been the case with First Nations peoples in North America.
Mounted below is an astrograph, used for photography. A model of a Canadian radio telescope from the 1960s is below.
This is one of the unusual features inside the museum, and very popular with kids (I had to wait to get a shot without kids in it). The Crazy Kitchen may not quite look it, but this space has a twelve percent slope that you can feel walking through. The furnishings are fastened in place so they don't fall, causing an illusion of a flat surface. You have to brace yourself to cross this space, and the railing is there for a good reason.
I moved into an area concerned with the five senses, and noted this panel with a dog trained to detect the scents of illnesses.
Other panels, accompanied by the machines themselves, went into detail on devices we use for medical detection. They included the X-Ray machine.
And then there's the ultrasound.
For today I finish off with the Computed Tomography (CT) Scan. This is an older one, but the machine allows for many X-Ray images to be combined into a three dimensional volume.