Evening for High School Teachers

The Department of Physics and Astronomy holds each year a special evening for high-school physics teachers. The even is intended to 1) maintain connections with the high school teaching community, 2) to familiarize teachers with current events in the physical sciences, especially contributions to research being made at York, and 3) to bring teachers and professors together to discuss common educational interests and concerns. An example can be found here

Occasionally, the Department has combined this event with a special showing in a local theater of a first-run movie with foundations in the physical sciences. In these instances, the event was also open to selected high school students. Following the movie, professor in the Department talked about the underlying science and fielded questions from the audience. Here are past such events:

(1) "Interstellar" (2014 Movie Night)

(2) "The Martian" (2015 Movie Night)