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McDonald Institute Visitor Centre Inaugural Tour for Science Literacy Week

Event Details

Public Events

Location: Stirling Hall, 64 Bader Lane, Kingston, K7L 3N6

Date: September 17, 2019

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In recognizing Science Literacy Week, please come to the McDonald Institute Visitor Centre for a FREE TOUR! Scientists working in the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute will give a guided tour through the McDonald Institute Visitor Centre, featuring an introduction to particle physics and astrophysics, some information on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory experiment that won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, a discussion of the future of observing dark matter and neutrinos, and various interactive exhibits covering a range of scales and science. Come and have a taste of the world of astroparticle physics!

The space is accessible, but please contact us in advance at so that we can welcome you through the accesibility entrance.

The visitor centre is free and open to the public, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm, however to get a guided tour we recommend you come out to the inaugural event on September 17th. Starting in October, the tours will be a standing event at the noon hour on the second Thursday and fourth Wednesday of every month (except December).

Information is available in English and French, although for a French guided tour, please contact, as these can only be provided by request.