We arrived in Ottawa at our first destination, The Canada Science & Technology Museum. We explored the facility, pushed buttons, pulled knobs and cranked a few handles. The kids were rewarded with the appropriate bells, whistles and lights. They had a fun afternoon absorbing information from a very enthuastic 'geeky' techno science space engineer (aka Mr. Osmar's father, brother, uncle or other familial relative). The children were particulary impressed with the large telescope in the on-site observatory. Too bad it was still daylight.