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Welcome to Physics & Astronomy Outreach at McMaster

The Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts many outreach events and programs (listed below) for elementary and secondary school students, and the general public. If you have questions, please contact Ben Davis-Purcell, Instructional Assistant, at outreach@physics.mcmaster.ca

Online competition for high school students (Grades 9 to 12).

Teachers of elementary and secondary science are encouraged to explore the following opportunities:

    • McMaster Engineering & Science Olympics - A full day for high school students to visit the McMaster campus and engage in academic competitions and activities
    • W.J. McCallion Planetarium - Learn about the planets, solar system and the galaxy during shows projected on the inner surface of a dome, mimicking the movements of the nightsky
    • Let's Talk Science - Hands-on/minds-on activities for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, on all Science related subjects
    • Nuclear Reactor Tours Take a tour of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor - by far the most powerful research reactor at a Canadian university
    • Origins Institute Public Lecture Series - Lectures open to the public about the most fundamental topics in science, including space-time, structure in the Cosmos, the origins of chemical elements, and the beginnings of life, species and consciousness
    • Sidewalk Astronomy - Check out the stars with the help of the Department of Physics & Astronomy

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24559
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24558
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca