Seminars, Journal Clubs and other regular events

Seminars, journal clubs and colloquia


  • Wednesdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm in Physics (PHY) 308 and via Zoom.  Pizza from 12:30-1:00pm.
  • Seminar information can be found on:
  • Watch Zoom recordings of previous virtual astroseminars.
  • Astroseminars are intended for WCA members and their affiliates and are aimed at the graduate level.  If you think you should be on the mailing list for the astroseminar but are not receiving emails, please email us at

Astro journal club

Everyone should attend the astro journal discussion sessions (1 pm Fridays in the WCA conference room).  If there is extra time, we also discuss topics from benty-fields depending on who was voted. 

  • Currently organised by Tristan Fraser.
  • Please register on benty-fields:  and Mike Hudson will confirm your registration. 
  • Then please vote for discussion papers!

Large-scale structure / Peculiar Velocities (LSS/Pec Vel) journal club

Once per month on Mondays at 3pm in the WCA conference room.  For informal sharing of your own and others recent in-progress results (1-2 slides).

Galaxies and Clusters journal club

Every two weeks on Mondays at 3 pm in the WCA conference room.

  • For informal sharing of your own and others recent in-progress results (1-2 slides).
  • Currently being organized by Michael Balogh. Please email him to be added to the mailing list.

Perimeter Institute seminars

University of Waterloo Department of Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

  • Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm in Physics (PHY) 150
  • Refreshments 3:30pm

Colloquia outside Waterloo

Informal events


  • Informal gathering for astro related discussion over coffee in the WCA conference room.  Coffee (and tea) are available in the common area in 216 but you should bring your own mug.
  • Monday and Wednesday at 10:00-11:00 am  

Astro beer 

  • Informal gathering at the Grad House Friday after ~4:30pm.

WCA Monthly meeting

  • Third Friday of the month at 3pm.