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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 us at

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

    • 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 night sky
    • 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