S. Walter Stewart Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

John Percy
Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will discover how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach, in parallel with the growth of our city and country, from 1840 to the present. Learn about key players such as Sandford Fleming, and Helen Sawyer Hogg, facilities such as the Dunlap Observatory and the McLaughlin Planetarium, and organizations such as the 150-year-old Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Lots of time for Q&A!

John Percy is a very active Professor Emeritus in Astronomy & Astrophysics and in Science Education at the University of Toronto. His many awards include the inaugural University of Toronto President's Teaching Award in 2007, and the inaugural Qilak Award of the Canadian Astronomical Society in 2012, for excellence in communicating astronomy to the Canadian public.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Toronto Public Library and York University's Faculty of Science
Location: 170 Memorial Park Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4J 2K5, 416-396-3975