Cégep de Trois-Rivières acquires land for new science centre

July 21, 2021
Cégep de Trois-Rivières has announced that it is acquiring land in the Parc de la rivière Batiscan to build a science centre. The state-of-the-art centre is estimated to cost $11.3M to construct, and tentative plans for the centre include two telescopes, a multimedia room with the ability to project the view through the telescope on a big screen, a planetarium, a robotic arm that would allow people to make trips with virtual reality, and a terrace with a special telescope for observing the sun. Cégep executive director Louis Gendron explained that the project is meant to awaken an interest in science in future generations. Gendron anticipates that ground will be broken on the project next summer. L’Hebdo Journal | Le Nouvelliste (QC)