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The third floor of ESC open corridor (from EIT bridge to B1) is closed. The Physics building main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed. Physics administrative offices will re-open on Monday, June 11 in PHY 345.

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Monday, August 21, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Close-up of moon partially covering the sun. Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

Join Waterloo Science to view the partial solar eclipse on August 21st! **Although the eclipse event is "sold out", you are still more than welcome to show up (no ticket required), but we cannot GUARANTEE that you will get your own set of eclipse viewing glasses to use.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Night sky and telescope on grass.

Photo Credit: LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet)

Explore the night sky with astronomers from the Faculty of Science and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada!

We will meet first in the nearby Optometry building for a short lecture by the Department of Physics and Astronomy's Dr. Brian McNamara: "Thrills and Heartbreak: Black Holes in 2017". We'll move to the Columbia Fields for stargazing after that. **The lecture portion of the evening is sold out. You're welcome to come to the lecture venue and join a waiting line, which will be seated at 7:30 in any extra seats.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 — 9:00 PM EDT
Gustav Bakos Observatory.

Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon have been waiting for you all summer. Come meet them at the observatory!

  • Presentation at 9:00 PM in PHY 313
  • Telescope viewing at 9:30 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)

The Observatory is open for public tours, usually on the first Wednesday of each month, offering a chance to look through the university's telescope.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — 12:00 AM to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — 11:59 PM EDT
Photo Contest Poster

Calling all graduate student photographers. The Faculty of Science is holding its first Science Graduate Student Photo Contest! From field-work to social activities, we want your photo to describe what life is like in Waterloo Science. Submissions will be used to help promote grad studies and the different elements of student experience across the Faculty and will be displayed in public materials, such as our website and brochures. Please review the below details before entering.

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