SNOLAB Celebrates Dark Matter Day

October 03, 2017 — Events

There is much more to the universe than what we can see. In fact, what we see is less than 5% of it. The remainder is invisible to us. Twenty-three percent of this invisible matter is called dark matter and will be the focus of SNOLAB outreach activities as we celebrate Dark Matter Day. 

Dark Matter Day is an initiative of the Interactions Collaboration, a global group of particle physics communicators, that aims to shine a light on this mystery and on the work of scientists to understand this silent, unseen, and massive presence in our universe.  

On and around October 31, 2017 when the world celebrates the historic hunt for the unseen, SNOLAB will be no exception. We are organizing dark matter day events and activities over the month of October. Events include a planetarium show, science cafe, live webcast and spooky hands on activities for the whole family.  Choose an event that interests you and join us in person or online. 

Don’t be afraid of the dark; follow along and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SNOLABscience.  Be sure to check back often for surprise events and mystery guests!