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Dark Matter Day Archive

This is a list of all the great Dark Matter Day events since the first event in October 2017.

Dark Matter Day 2017

Online events:

    • Oct. 23, 2017 – Facebook Live – Inside SLAC’s LUX-ZEPLIN, California, USA
    • Oct. 23, 2017 – Facebook Live: Gizmodo Invites You to Dark Matter, New York City, New York – *UPDATE: View the video online.*
    • Oct. 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Day: Q&A Facebook Live, 11  a.m to 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (3 p.m. GMT), University of Tennessee, USA
    • Oct. 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Live Webcast from SNOLAB, 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (5 p.m. to 5:30 GMT), Ontario, Canada
    • Oct. 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Day Reddit AMA from Berkeley Lab, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (6 p.m. GMT), Berkeley, California, USA
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – Facebook Live from the Royal Astronomical Society in London, 10 a.m. GMT, London, England, UK
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – Facebook Live from Boulby Mine, 1:30 p.m. GMT, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England, UK
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – CERN Facebook Live from the CAST Experiment, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. GMT+1, (2 p.m. to 3 p.m. GMT), Geneva, Switzerland
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – Inside the Lab: Facebook Live Tour of Fermilab’s Lab G, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Central Daylight Time (3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. GMT), Batavia, Illinois, USA
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – Facebook Live – Inside SLAC’s LSST Camera Clean Room, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (5:30 p.m. GMT), Bay Area, California, USA
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dr. Sarah Malik Dark Matter Reddit AMA, 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (6 p.m. GMT), London, England, UK
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter: INFN Facebook Live, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. GMT+1 (6 p.m. to 6:30 pm. GMT), Genova, Italy
    • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Latin America, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. GMT, Santiago, Chile; Medellín, Colombia; Lima, Peru

Sorted by Country

Austria

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day 2017, Vienna, Austria

Belarus

  • Oct. 28, 2017 – Lecture “Dark matter in the universe” / Лекция “Темная материя во Вселенной,” Vitebsk, Belarus

Brazil

  • Oct. 19, 2017 – Dia da Matéria Escura, Cidade Industrial, Brazil
  • Oct. 28, 2017 – Dark Matter Mystery, São Paulo, Brazil

Canada

  • Oct. 17, 2017 – Science Cafe: Can Pop Culture Make Science More Relevant? Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct. 19, 2017 – Dark Matter Planetarium Show: A Cosmic Puzzle, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct. 23, 2017 – Dark Matter Day @ Queen’s, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct. 27, 2017 – AstroNight: Dark Matter Day, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct. 28, 2017 – Dark Matter Pop-up at the Market, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct. 28, 2017 – Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Live Webcast from SNOLAB, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov. 2, 2017 – Dark Matter and Bubbles, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Chile

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Latin America, Santiago, Chile

China

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Nov. 05, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Beijing, Beijing, China

Colombia

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Latin America, Medellín, Colombia

Cyprus

  • Nov. 3, 2017 – Dark Energy – Dark Matter, Nicosia, Cyprus

France

  • Oct. 28, 2017 – Conférence-débat “N’ayez pas peur du noir ! Ou le côté obscur de l’Univers,” Ollioules, France
  • Oct. 28, 2017 – Présentation du spectacle pour planétarium “Fantôme de l’Univers,” Ollioules, France
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Conférence sur “La matière noire,” Lectoure, France
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – N’ayez pas peur de la matière noire! Marseille, France

Germany

  • Oct. 13, 2017 – Art Meets Science: Dark Matter, Hamburg, Germany
  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Astronomie trifft Teilchenphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oct 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Day, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Day, Aachen, Germany
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter – Art Meets Science at DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

India

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Seminar on Recent Trends in Dark Matter Research, Kerala, India
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day Celebration, Kolkata, India
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day at NISER, Odisha, India
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – MeV scale dark matter signatures at neutrino experiments, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Ireland

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Matter), Dublin, Ireland

Italy

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Materia Oscura In Sardegna, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Enlightening the Dark, Forlì, Italy
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter: INFN Facebook Live, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. GMT+1 (6 p.m. to 6:30 pm. GMT), Genova, Italy
  • Dec. 4, 2017 – The Dark Side of the Universe: Theories and Visions, Frascati, Italy

Mexico

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Día de la Materia Oscura, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – El Universo Invisible que Merodea en Sombras …, Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico

Norway

  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Astronomy on Tap Dark Matter Special, Uhørt, Oslo, Norway

Peru

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Latin America, Lima, Peru

Russia

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Dubna. День темной материи в Дубне., Dubna, Russia
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Что такое тёмная материя?, Нижегородская область, Россия
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – “Phantom Of The Universe. The Hunt For Dark Matter” | “Призраки Вселенной. Охота на темную материю,” Kaluga, Russia
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day: Don’t be afraid of the dark/День Темной Материи. Не бойся темноты, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Spain

  • Oct. 20, 2017 – Conferencia: El Lado Oscuro de la Materia, Granada, Spain
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Día de la Materia Oscura, Castellón, Spain
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day at University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Contest: Dark Matter and the mysteries of the Universe, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day at CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day in Spain: ‘Phantom of the Universe’ Planetarium film + introduction talks, Valencia, Castellón and Granada, Spain
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – En busca del lado oscuro del Universo (Searching the Dark Side of the Universe), Madrid, Spain

Sweden

  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Universums mörka materia: en berättelse i fyra delar, Uppsala, Sweden

Switzerland

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day at CERN, Meyrin, Switzerland
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – CERN Facebook Live from the CAST Experiment, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. GMT+2, (1 p.m. to 2 p.m. GMT), Geneva, Switzerland

United Kingdom (Events in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)

-England-

  • Oct. 27, 2017 – Cubs and Brownies Stargazing with a Dark Matter Theme, Didcot, England, UK
  • Oct 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Day 2017: Don’t be afraid of the dark! Egham, Surrey, England, UK
  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Day at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – The Dark Side of KCL Physics, Strand, London, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Seeing the Unseen, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Seeing the Invisible: Why do we think dark matter is there and how do we find it? Durham, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark matter: The unusual suspects, Nottingham, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day Symposium, Piccadilly, London, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day at Oxford Physics, Oxford, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day Talking Science Lecture and Family Workshop, Daresbury, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Discussion Group on Dark Matter(s), London, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day: Meet the Expert & Planetarium Show, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Public Lecture on Dark Matter, Bristol, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – MiniBooNE-DM, Search for Accelerator-Produced sub-GeV Dark Matter Particles, London, England, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Public Lecture on Dark Matter, Bristol, England, UK

-Northern Ireland-

Oct 30, 2017 – Phantom of the Universe: The hunt for dark matter, Armagh, UK

-Scotland-

  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Cafe Scientifique, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Public Astronomy Evening: DARK MATTER DAY SPECIAL, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

-Wales-

  • Nov. 8, 2017 – The Dark Universe: A Guide to Dark Matter, Swansea, Wales, UK

United States

California

  • Oct. 18, 2017 – Nerd Nite SF #89: Brain Science, Neon Signs, and Dark Matter! San Francisco, California, USA – *UPDATE: View a PDF or a PowerPoint slides from this event*
  • Oct. 23, 2017 – Facebook Live – Inside SLAC’s LUX-ZEPLIN, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Dark Matter Day: WISRD @ Wildwood School, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Dark Matter Explained, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Oct. 27, 2017 – Grounds for Science: Search for Dark Matter, Emeryville, California, USA
  • Oct. 29, 2017 – Chasing a “Phantom”: Our Hunt for Dark Matter, Oakland, California, USA
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – How to Detect Dark Matter: A Scientist’s Story, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Nov. 5, 2017 – Searching for Dark Matter Particles in a Gold Mine, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Nov. 7, 2017 – Dark Matter as Art – Film Screening and Artist & Scientist Panel, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Nov. 9, 2017 – SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search) – Lab Tour, Berkeley, California, USA

Indiana

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – The Dark Night Rises, South Bend, Indiana, USA

Illinois

  • Oct. 10, 2017 – The Dark Side of the Universe, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Oct. 17, 2017 – The Dark Side of the Universe, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Oct. 24, 2017 – The Dark Side of the Universe, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Oct. 28, 2017 – Dark Matter Day – Palatine, Palatine, Illinois, USA
  • Nov. 5, 2017 – Pregunte a un Científico, Batavia, Illinois, USA

Kansas

  • Oct. 27, 2017 – Spooky Dark Matter: The Ghostly Stuff That Binds the Universe, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Maryland

  • Oct. 5, 2017 – What Lurks in the Dark? An Exploration of Dark Matter, Baltimore, Maryland, USA – *UPDATE: View a PDF, PowerPoint slides, and additional resources from this event*

New York

  • Oct. 24, 2017 – The Dark Universe: Exploring the Mysterious Invisible Forces Rippling Through the Cosmos, West Sayville, New York, USA
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter: From the WIMP Paradigm to Hidden Sectors, Hamilton, New York, USA

Pennsylvania

  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter Day at Penn State, State College, Pennsylvania, USA

South Dakota

  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Is Dark Matter a Mirage? Vermillion, South Dakota, USA
  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Shedding Light on Dark Matter, Lead, South Dakota, USA

Tennessee

  • Oct. 30, 2017 – Dark Matter Day: Q&A Facebook Live, 11  a.m to 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (3 p.m. GMT), University of Tennessee, USA

Texas

  • Oct. 29, 2017 – Public Lecture: The Dark Side of the Universe Made Simple, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Oct. 31, 2017 – Dark Matter “Rocks” Hunt, Dallas, Texas, USA

Wisconsin

  • Oct. 18, 2017 – Dark Matter: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Nov. 1, 2017 – Science on Tap-Madison: Did the universe pour us a stout? Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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    Dark Matter Day 2018

    This is a list of all of the Dark Matter Day events that occurred on and around October 31st, 2018.


    2018 Facebook Live Streams

    Curious about dark matter? Meet scientists, and send them your questions live on 31 October. They will guide you through their experiments, which are scrutinizing the tiny building blocks of matter and our universe, in their quest to find and understand the mysterious dark matter.

    These live broadcasts were shared via the Dark Matter Day Facebook page.


    12pm JST (3am UTC), in Japanese

    Live from BELLE-II experiment in Tsukuba, Japan

    Organized by KEK laboratory.


    1pm CET (12pm UTC), in English

    Live from AMS Control Room at CERN

    Discover the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle physics detector that looks for dark matter, antimatter and missing matter from a module on the International Space Station.

    Organized by CERN

    Dark Matter Day


    3pm CET (2 pm UTC), in French

    Live from Modane Underground Laboratory in France.

    Discover EDELWEISS experiment.

    Organised by CNRS.

    N’ayez pas peur du noir ! #DarkMatterDay


    3pm GMT/UTC, in English

    Live from Boulby Underground Laboratory in the UK.

    Discover DRIFT and BUGS experiments.

    Organized by STFC.

    Posted by Boulby Underground Laboratory on Wednesday, October 31, 2018


    9am PT (4pm UTC), in English

    Live from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US.

    Discover new “light” (low-mass) dark matter experiments, and hear about progress on the LUX-ZEPLIN project.

    Organized by LBNL.

    Live from Mevo

    Posted by Berkeley Lab on Wednesday, October 31, 2018


    6pm CET (5pm UTC), in Italian

    Live from Festival Della Scienza in Genoa, Italy.

    Discover DarkSide, Xenon and Padme experiments.

    Organized by INFN.

    #DarkMatterDay | In diretta dal Festival della Scienza di Genova


    11 am PT (6pm UTC), in English

    Live from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US.

    Discover LSST, Xenon and LUX experiments.

    Organized by SLAC.

    Posted by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Wednesday, October 31, 2018


    3pm CDT (8pm UTC), in English

    Live from Fermilab in the US

    Discover SuperCDMS, LZ, DAMIC, ADMX, SENSEI experiments.

    Organized by Fermilab.


    2018 Listings and Map

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