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W.J. McCallion Planetarium
(Hamilton, Ontario)

Next Public Shows — July 23
Topic:Galileo's Astronomy
Introduction: Without the use of big telescopes, computers or any other technological invention that we now have available, 17th century Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei made a range of discoveries about astronomy that are still valuable today. Among his many discoveries are several of Jupiter's moons, detailed descriptions of the Moon's surface, the phases of Venus and even sunspots. In the words of Einstein, "he [Galileo] is the father of modern physics - indeed, of modern science altogether". Come and see this show to learn more about his life, his discoveries, and how he made them - and in making them, how he broke many of the taboos of the time!
Show Times: 7:00pm
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 — Summer 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.