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. This will be preceded by a short talk on astronomy (around 30 minutes) plus an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a tour of the dome. In the event of bad weather, the observing will not be possible, but the talk and tour of facilities will go ahead.
All Physics members, friends, and your families are welcome to attend as well as our past colleagues and families.
This event is held at Riverside Park, under the Red (large) pavilion on the left side of the main entrance, rain or shine.
To get to the park by bus, the 2B leaves the area in front of the UC, goes downtown and then to the park.
Please let Steve Wilson know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are planning to attend with the number of people coming with you.
All current and incoming graduate students in Physics are invited to attend Phys Fest; a pizza lunch followed by current grad student presentations.
12:00 - Lunch in MacN 222
1:00 - Presentations begin in MacN 103
All Incoming Graduate Students are encouraged to attend the information session from 10:30 - 12:00 in QNC B0101.
All Graduate Students and Faculty are invited to a reception following the information session from 12:00 - 1:30 in the QNC Atrium.
PhD Candidate Scott VanBommel will give a public lecture about the University of Guelph Mars Exploration program. The lecture will be followed by a screening of Discovery Channel's: Red Planet Rover Documentary and then weather permitting, guests will be able to view the Moon, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn from the University of Guelph Observatory.
How can we find out what is inside Jupiter and Saturn?
Professor David Ceperley, UIUC
Professor Ceperley will describe how high performance computers are used to calculate the properties of hydrogen and helium under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure inside Jupiter and Saturn and thus help understand some of the most important