Welcome Back!

4252681931_7096f40fc0_zWelcome back, McGillians!  If you’re anything like us, you’ve promised yourself that you’ll really buckle down and study more this semester… and if you’re anything like us, that promise will be broken and forgotten in less than two weeks.  So, if you find yourself hesitant to crack open your textbooks, you can spend your time catching up on old entries from our bloggers before they start documenting their second semester adventures, or attending one of McGill’s many free science-related events! The ones listed below are some of our favorites—not just because some have free food, but also because they feed the budding scientist in all of us. (Also — don’t forget that the deadline for submissions to our journal are due on the 14th. More info on that here.)

Soup and Science
14 – 18 Jan, every day at 11:30 @ Redpath Museum
“Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs. Come for the soup; stay for the science!”

Freaky Fridays
11 Jan 5:00 – 8:30 PM @ Redpath Museum
“Wildmen are known by many names around the world: Sasquatch, Orang Pendek, Bigfoot, Yeti, Yowie, Mistabau, and many others. Whether or not they represent a real physical phenomenon, one thing is certain: they are a real and important cultural phenomenon. We will explore what they mean to us and what their presence in our culture says about us as humans. We will also examine some of the reported evidence of their physical existence. This Freaky Friday will be followed by the 1987 film Harry and the Hendersons, a dramatic comedy about a family’s encounter with the cryptozoological creature Bigfoot.”

Public Astro Night
17 Jan 7:00 PM @ Rutherford Physics Building Room 103
“AstroMcGill hosts the monthly Public Astro Night. There will be a public lecture by Michel Burelle:
‘The Space Race: Venturing out of the Cradle on the Wings of Apollo.’
The lecture will be followed by night-sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour and demonstration.
For more details: www.astro.physics.mcgill.ca/astronight.php”

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Photo above by TMAB2003 via Flickr, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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