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UBC Clock Tower in the FallIN THIS NEWSLETTER: After a very smokey summer, the Outreach program is back to bring you more physics and astronomy awesomeness. Looking to learn something new? Join us for the live stream of Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku's UBC event, attend a Quantum Computing talk, or visit TRIUMF for the TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lecture Series. Are you a teacher looking for Pro-D opportunities? Register for our workshop on October 19! Know any grade 7 girls who love all things tech? They should register for the tech workshop offered by our friends in the Department of Computer Science. Girl Guide Brownie leaders - we will be visiting Brownie Groups again soon so let us know if you want us to drop by! Lastly, a few things for the whole family: Family Math and Science Day on the 3rd of November, and then save the date for our Annual Faraday Science Show on December 9. Read on for more...

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The Key to the Universe
Michio Kaku live stream
6:30-9:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It's not just what he says - it's the way he says it. In his enthusiastic, friendly and universally engaging manner, theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku presents a brief but detailed history of physics and makes a compelling case for why this particular branch of science is the key to pretty much everything.

Whether you slept through high school science or are about to defend your thesis in quantum physics, your curiosity and imagination is sure to be ignited by this spellbinding session with one of the world’s most foremost scientists and science communicators.

You can find out more about the event here and catch the UBC Physics Society live stream in Hennings 202 by following this link.

Free Quantum Phenomena Lecture
The Quantum Way of Doing Computations
7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Can't get enough of quantum mechanics and all things computing? Discover the principles of quantum computation, how quantum processors are made and how they can be used to make computations in the upcoming PIPT lecture presented by Dr. Rainer Blatts (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria).

The event will be held in the Hennings building, Room 202, 6224 Agricultural Rd. UBC campus. Find out more about the event.

Free Public Lecture
TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lectures
    10:00 am / 11:10 am on Sat, Oct 13 @ SFU Surrey
    • The Dark Side of the Universe: You don't see it but it's there (Pietro Giampa, TRIUMF)
    • What is a Planet? (Crista Van Laerhoven, UBC)
  • 10:00 am / 11:10 am on Sat, Nov 17 @ TRIUMF Auditorium
    • From birds to bees to pterodactyls: the physics of animal flight (Scott Oser, UBC) 
    • It's a trap! - Traps for quantum manipulation (Leigh Graham, TRIUMF)
  • 10:00 am / 11:10 am on Sat, Dec 1 @ SFU Surrey
    • From birds to bees to pterodactyls: the physics of animal flight (Scott Oser, UBC) 
    • Our oceans and trace minerals (Maite Maldonado, UBC)

These lectures are free to attend but registration on Eventbrite is required

Teacher Pro-D Workshop
Introducing circuits by playing and making
9am-3pm on Friday, October 19, 2018

This teacher professional development workshop will cover topics of circuits, voltage, current, and resistance that are part of the BC Grade 9 Science Curriculum, but all teachers who are interested in learning basic electronics are welcome. 

The cost of the workshop is $60.00 (discount for teacher candidates), which will cover the cost of a take-home kit for the teacher, supplies for hands-on activities, coffee, and lunch. Teachers who complete this Pro-D will also be eligible to borrow the “Lend an Experiment” (LEx) kits we put together to use with their own classes.

From our friends in the Department of Computer Science
Grade 7 girls tech workshop
  • 9am-4pm on Oct 27, 2018 @ SAP (910 Mainland Street)
  • 9am-4pm on Feb 9, 2019 @ SAP (910 Mainland Street)
Can't get off the computer for all the right reasons? Come on down to the workshop, where you can join activities including programming, design thinking, social gaming, and user experience. 
Parent workshops will take place during the Grade 7 workshops and will feature a panel discussing careers in Tech and how to support interested girls.

You can register and find more information here.

Are you a Brownie group leader looking for activities?
Girl Guide Brownies Visits

About once a month, volunteers from UBC Physics & Astronomy visit local Brownies groups (typically 7-9 years old) to share the wonders of physics with them. The volunteers will run one of the two activities: making a tri-colour LED flash light, or a physics tumble toy. 

Interested? Contact the outreach program to schedule a visit. Due to volunteer availability we might not be able to accommodate all requests.

From our friends in the Faculty of Education
8th UBC Faculty of Education Family Math and Science Day
10:00 am - 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Do you like interactive math and science demos? Are you between the age of 2 and 102? Are you unable to stop watching those slo-mo videos on YouTube? Whatever the case, you are bound to have a a blast at this year's Family Math and Science Day - jam packed with amazing virtual reality experiences and cool 1000x slo-motion captured experiments. Everyone is Welcome!

The event will be held at the Math & Science labs, 2nd floor, Scarfe Education Building North, UBC (2125 Main Mall).

Find out more about the event here. The event is free to attend, but spaces are limited so be sure to register by filling out this form.

Save the Date!
2018 Faraday Show 
2-3:30pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018

The annual Faraday Show is a lecture designed for children, with a special theme each year. Children of all ages and adults who are young at heart are all welcome! We are still working on the theme for this year's show, but you can save the date now - more to come.

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