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W.J. McCallion Planetarium
(Hamilton, Ontario)

Next Public Show — December 11, 2019
Topic:Oumuamua and Other Eccentric Objects
Introduction: The size of the universe is so immense that we can't possibly be alone, or can we? Recently, the discovery of the interstellar object Oumuamua and its strange properties have people thinking that it has an extraterrestrial origin. In this show, we will compare Oumuamua with objects in our solar system including dwarf planets and comets. We will also venture away from our solar system to look at stars unlike our sun and at planetary nebulae created from aging stars. Perhaps exploring the puzzling qualities of these other objects will make Oumuamua seem not so strange after all!
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 —
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.