Monday, May 15, 2017

Carleton to Host Annual Nighttime Magic Show

Carleton’s Office for Chemistry Outreach will host its annual nighttime magic show Light Up the Night with Chemistry in the Dark. There will be hand-on activities for families to enjoy prior to the show.

When: Friday, May 19, 2017, hands-on activities begin at 7 p.m., magic show begins at dusk, approximately 8:45 p.m.
Alumni Park (Next to Robertson Hall), Carleton University
Admission is free, however donations of cash and non-perishable food items for the Ottawa Food Bank are accepted.

The family-friendly magic show will feature explosions, a look at the inner workings of fireworks, spontaneous combustions and things that glow in the dark.

Before the main event, visitors will get a chance to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, encounter interesting smells, make slime, see some of the demonstrations up close, and much more at the hands-on activities station.

In celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, the one-hour show will include special, never-before-seen experiments and new hands-on activities.

About Carleton’s 75th Anniversary

Carleton’s 75th anniversary in 2017 celebrates the university’s commitment to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community partnerships and teaching excellence. Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni are motivated by a desire to make their world a better place. And as the university marks a major milestone in Canada’s 150th anniversary year, we are showcasing the innovation and creativity of our collaborations. Because what’s good for Carleton is good for Canada and the world. It’s been a tradition for 75 years.

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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