Organized by Astronomical Community

Science on Tap Hamilton
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join scientists from McMaster University’s Physics and Astronomy Department for an entertaining night filled with scientific discussion, trivia, and beer.

A Planet for Goldilocks
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
One of the primary goals of NASA’s landmark Kepler Space Telescope Mission, which launched in 2009, is to identify “Goldilocks” planets beyond our solar system — that is, planets orbiting other stars in our Galaxy that are just right, “neither too hot nor too cold," for hosting life as we know it.
Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Several space agencies have launched orbital missions over several decades, and the volume of data and imagery they have acquired is staggering.

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 8 in lunar orbit December 24, 1968
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

December 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 8 Moon mission.

Cityscape with full moon by John Gauvreau
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Our topic for this evening will be an overview of astronomy in light-polluted areas using video-assisted observing or for public outreach.
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time – a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution – and yet “Shakespeare” and “science” are rarely uttered in the same breath.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Please be advised that due to the bad winter storm forecast for Saturday, the scope clinic has been postponed to February 2 from 1:00-5:00pm.

Asteroid Bennu
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Canadian experts Mike Daly, Tim Haltigin, Kate Howells and Kim Tait as they provide the latest updates on OSIRIS-REx, the ongoing mission to return a sample from the surface of asteroid Bennu.
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Find yourself the proud owner of a shiny new telescope this holiday season and not sure how to use it? Or perhaps thinking of buying one but have some questions? You’re in luck!

J.S. Plaskett
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Canadian astronomer Peter Broughton talks about J.S. Plaskett, the scientist who brought Canada onto the world stage in astronomy.