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Doors Open Toronto

A free and public event. All are welcome, adults and children!

McLennan Physical Labs
May 23 and 24, 2020
10:00am-5:00pm

The Doors Open theme this year is music and there will be lots for you to see and hear at McLennan Physical Labs:

Sonic Orbiter - An interactive projection exhibit that lets people play the craters on the moon like a musical instrument!

Public Talk (Saturday at 2pm) – “The Physics of Music and Harmony” - What is music, and why does it sound so good? Professor Jason Harlow will explain what sound really is, and how a simple pressure wave on our eardrum is leads to our rich experience of musical sound.

Bounce – A screening of a short film by Lee Hutzulak, featuring a physics-inspired jazz saxophone composition by Quinsin Nachoff.

Historical Acoustical Instrument Display (Saturday only) – A collection of equipment made from between roughly 1878 and 1890 by Parisian physicist and musical instrument maker Rudolph Koenig.

Musical Physics Demos for all ages – singing bowls, flaming tubes, Theremin, and more.

*Massive telescopes and weather permitting, telescopes will be open to view the sun.

*Visit the 15th floor balcony that has a panoramic view of downtown

* access by stairs only

Doors Open Photos 2018

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Doors Open Photos 2019

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Darya Zajanpour Mobarhan Fomani
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