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W.J. McCallion Planetarium
(Hamilton, Ontario)

Next Public Show — Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Topic:A Timeline of our Universe: From the Big Bang to the Big Freeze
Introduction: Telescopes are time machines. Because light can only travel so fast, when we look at distant objects in the night sky we don't see them as they are now, but as they were when their light was emitted, sometimes millions or billions of years ago. This allows astronomers to study the distant past of our Universe, explaining how our Universe was born, how it came to be the way it is today and how it will look in the distant future. Join us as we explore the history of the Universe -- its bizarre infancy, its dynamic and rowdy adolescence, its awe-inspiring present, its dark future and beyond.
Show Times:Show times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
Reserve Tickets:Reserve your tickets and manage your reservations here. Tickets may be available at the door, but this is not guaranteed. If a show is sold out you can choose to be added to the waiting list, and you will be notified if seats become available. Please note that if you are late, your reserved tickets may be given away to those without reservations.
Future Shows:See a full list of all future shows here.



Next Observing Sessions — Spring 2017
Details:Join the McCallion Planetarium presenters, astronomy graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to view the night sky through the Department of Physics and Astronomy's telescopes. Reservations for this free viewing event are not required. Visitors are welcome to simply take a quick peak as they are passing, or to stay for the duration of the event. Dress warmly! For more information please visit the McMaster Sidewalk Astronomy website.
Location:McMaster University, near the turning circle in front of buildings 50 (Mary Keyes Residence) and 26 (Matthews Hall). See Locations and Directions for campus map and further directions to campus.
Weather:The planetarium shows can go ahead during weather of all types, the observing events are weather permitting. If the observing event is cancelled, a note will be posted here on the McMaster Sidewalk Astronomy website.