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This is the site for Science Rendezvous Kingston! SR Kingston was brought to you by students and faculty from Queen’s University, RMC, and St. Lawrence College, and educational coordinators from Kingston museums. We had an exciting program of activities during the first week of May, including a public talk by Bob McDonald (host of Quirks and Quarks), a chemistry magic show, a screening of Encounters at the End of the World with Students on Ice and an Antarctic researcher, and of course Science Rendezvous day itself on May 7. Please contact Terry Bridges (tjb@astro.queensu.ca, 613-453-2599) with any questions about SR Kingston. Thanks to everyone who took part!

See reports and pictures on Facebook!

Science Rendezvous Kingston was a great success! We estimate that about 500 people took part in the Saturday events, and a total of ~800 people took part during the week. Saturday was tremendous fun, with a great variety of hands-on science activities, demonstrations, talks, and lab tours. We have posted some pictures of the events above, and please see our Facebook page for more pictures. We will also be conducting an evaluation of Science Rendezvous. Thanks very much to everyone who came out, and for those who have agreed to take part in an online survey. Finally, many thanks to the (over 100) Science Rendezvous organizers and volunteers who generously gave their time and energy to the event.

Raffle winners: Kaitlyn Briand and Mike Tapp each won a $50 gift certificate from the Keg. We’d like to thank the Keg for their kind donation.

Saturday Activity Schedule (this gives information about all of the Science Rendezvous activities happening at the Queen’s Faculty of Education, Queen’s main campus, and St. Lawrence College)

All events are free!

Shuttle buses will be running every 30-40 minutes from 10:00am to 3:00pm, between the Queen’s Faculty of Education, St. Lawrence College, and Queen’s Main Campus.

SR Kingston Participants:

Queen’s University:
Faculty of Education (overall co-ordination through Community Outreach Centre)
Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biology
Department of Chemistry
Let’s Talk Science
Queen’s Observatory (through Astronomy Group, Dept of Physics)
Queen’s Solar Design Team

Royal Military College:
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Department of Physics

St. Lawrence College:
Energy House

Kingston Museums and other Organizations:
Pump House Steam Museum
MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
Miller Museum of Geology
Museum of Health Care
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area

SR Kingston Activities:
Here are the activities we have planned for the first week of May 2011! All events will be held at Duncan McArthur Auditorium in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00pm: Public lecture by Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald on “Celebrating Science”.
Click here
for more information.

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00pm: “The Magic of Chemistry” show by Professor Joe Schwarcz, Chemistry Professor and Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society.
Click here
for more information.

Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm: Public screening of “Encounters at the End of the World”, a Werner Herzog movie about science in Antarctica. After the movie, we will have the Queen’s participants from the Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition to talk about their science research expedition to Antarctica this February. And– we will have a live linkup with Research Associate Neal Scheibe at Palmer Station, Antarctica!
Click here
for more information.

Saturday, May 7, 10:00-3:00pm: Science Rendezvous day, featuring hands-on science activities by students and faculty from Queen’s, RMC, and St. Lawrence, and Kingston museum educators. Activities will be run at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s main campus, and Kingston museums, with shuttle buses running throughout the day.

Saturday Activity Schedule

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