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Carleton’s Outdoor Chemistry Magic Show to Honour the UNESCO International Year of the Periodic Table

Carleton University’s Office for Chemistry Outreach will host Light Up the Night with Chemistry in the Dark – an outdoor chemistry magic show that celebrates the UNESCO International Year of the Periodic Table.

The show will educate and entertain audiences with demonstrations of explosions, combustions and glow-in-the-dark chemical properties. Hosts will highlight the underlying scientific principles behind these reactions and explain applications to everyday life.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, hands-on activities start at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8:45 p.m.
Where: Alumni Park (next to Robertson Hall), Carleton University
Info: A campus map is available online; free parking is available in lot P9. In case of inclement weather, a rain date has been set for Friday, May 17. Carleton’s Faculty of Science will confirm the rescheduled date.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Prior to the show, hands-on activities will provide guests with the opportunity to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, experience interesting smells, learn about fluorescence and phosphorescence, discover the secret to making great bubbles, see some demonstrations up close and much more.

Carleton’s Chemistry Magic Show will be part of Science Rendezvous, a national day of celebration of science in Canada, and Science Odyssey, a 10-day Canada-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Admission to this event is free. However, donations of cash and non-perishable food items for the Ottawa Food Bank will be accepted.

Media Contact

Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718
Steven_Reid3atCarleton [dot] ca