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Community outreach

Science Open House

This free event is the result of a collaborative effort which brings together activities from all science departments to introduce the wonders of science to kids of all ages.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gustav Bakos Observatory

Tours for the public have been conducted at the Gustav Bakos Observatory for over ten years. These tours include monthly public tours; scheduled tours for groups such as girl guides, boy scouts, and elementary and high school classes; and tours for viewing special events such as eclipses and comets.


Phys13 news

Phys13news is a quarterly magazine, publishing topics relevant to high school and first-year university physics, or of interest to high school physics teachers and their senior students. Letters, ideas and articles of general interest with respect to physics are welcomed by the editor.

Sir Isaac Newton exam

The SIN exam is a prize exam that is run by the Department of Physics at the University of Waterloo. It is administered by high school physics teachers across Ontario and around the world.