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W.J. McCallion Planetarium
(Hamilton, Ontario)

Next Public Shows — October 22
Topic:Life in the Universe: Setting the Stage
Introduction: Life is the most complex chemical process that we know of. Even the simplest organisms are composed of millions of atoms, arranged in a staggering number of different compounds. But life as we know it is not something that has always existed. For 10 billion years, the universe was, to the best of our knowledge, lifeless. But these countless aeons were not spent in stagnation. The universe itself was evolving, growing, and the changes that were taking place in it set the stage for the eventual rise of life on Earth. This show is about that first 10 billion years, from the earliest point after the Big Bang, to the first single-celled organism swimming in Earth's ancient oceans.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
Reserve Tickets:Reserve your tickets and manage your reservations here. Tickets may be available at the door, but this is not guaranteed. If a show is sold out you can choose to be added to the waiting list, and you will be notified if seats become available. Please note that if you are late, your reserved tickets may be given away to those without reservations.
Future Shows:See a full list of all future shows here.



Next Observing Sessions — Fall 2014
Details:Join the McCallion Planetarium presenters, astronomy graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to view the night sky through the Department of Physics and Astronomy's telescopes. Reservations for this free viewing event are not required. Visitors are welcome to simply take a quick peak as they are passing, or to stay for the duration of the event. Dress warmly! For more information please visit the McMaster Sidewalk Astronomy website.
Location:McMaster University, near the turning circle in front of buildings 50 (Mary Keyes Residence) and 26 (Matthews Hall). See Locations and Directions for campus map and further directions to campus.
Weather:The planetarium shows can go ahead during weather of all types, the observing events are weather permitting. If the observing event is cancelled, a note will be posted here on the McMaster Sidewalk Astronomy website.