SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

October 20, 2015 13:00 ET

Public Service Announcement: Upcoming event at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO)

The Observatory invites the public to celebrate Nuclear Science Week

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - Nuclear Science Week will be celebrated at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO). Members of the public can learn more about nuclear physics and quark stars, get a fresh take on the periodic table, and explore the uses of radiation in medicine. A free public lecture will be offered explaining why nuclear science research is critical to Canada’s future.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to look through the RAO’s telescopes (weather-permitting), with astronomers on hand to answer questions.

Nuclear Science Week is a broadly observed, week-long celebration to focus international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. This year marks the first annual celebration of Nuclear Science Week in Canada.

For more details, go to: www.ucalgary.ca/rao

What: Nuclear Science Week public lecture & viewing through RAO telescopes

Who: University of Calgary, Physics and Astronomy faculty members

Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, on the east side of Highway 22, 2.4 km south of the Hwy 22 and Hwy 22x interchange

When: Saturday, October 24 (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Cost: Free of charge

About the University of Calgary

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Contact Information

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    Erin Guiltenane
    Communications Advisor, Faculty of Science
    University of Calgary
    Email: eguilten@ucalgary.ca
    Telephone: 403-210-7584