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An Enlightening Evening of Dark Matter

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Location: Stirling Hall, 64 Bader Lane, Kingston, ON, K7M 3S3

Date: October 26, 2022

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm


Take a guided tour of the invisible universe on Dark Matter Night

In a free hybrid event (in-person and live webcast) on October 26, dark matter researchers Katie Mack and Ken Clark will share insights into the ubiquitous, mysterious matter that makes up the majority of stuff in our universe. 

Dark Matter Night will be webcast live from two locations. Starting at 7:30 pm ET, Mack will discuss the theoretical and observational foundations of dark matter at Perimeter Institute, where she holds the Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication. Clark, an associate professor at the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, will then share experimental approaches that could help solve the riddle of dark matter. We will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at going to SNOLAB, and why and how scientists perform their research there.

Each speaker’s presentation will be simulcast to the live audience at the other institute, and the whole event will be available via free webcast. Additional science demonstrations will be on hand at the McDonald Institute, including tours of the Queen’s Observatory.

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Note: Masks are strongly encouraged for the Kingston event. Masks will be available upon check-in.

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For those unable to attend in person, the live video for the webcast will appear here on the night of the event.