Global Astronomy Month

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

Astronomy Week Solar Observing (GO for Friday)

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Join us this week if skies are clear!
Kid on the Moon team

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 9:00pm

On the weekend of April 28-30, 2017, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.


Solar System Social: Jordan Bimm & David Hamilton

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Solar System Social is a speaker series about planetary science which is geared to the general public.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm

International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ontario Science Centre: International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30pm
Join us as we celebrate International Astronomy Day with a fun-filled day – and night – of exciting programs and experiences for visitors of all ages.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

International Astronomy Day - Star Party at the Ontario Science Centre

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Observe the stars via telescope with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hover above the moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

Dawes Road Library: Science At The South Pole

Monday, May 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Professor Keith Vanderlinde talks about his work with the 10m South Pole Telescope, and the science that convinced him to undertake an eleven-month "winterover" position working on-location with the telescope.

John Percy

Northern District Library: The Amazing Universe

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Discover the story behind alien worlds, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, the birth and death of stars, and more!

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm
Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of our Moon, the planets and more!
John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: A Trip to the Edge of the Universe

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Dr. John Percy will take you on an illustrated, guided tour of the universe.
Janna Levin

Perimeter Institute: Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space: Janna Levin Public Lecture

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

More than a billion years ago, two black holes collided. In the final second of their long life together, the black holes banged out a rhythm like mallets on a drum, creating gravitational waves – ripples in the shape of spacetime.

2017 Welsh Lectures in Physics

UofT Physics: The H.L. Welsh Distinguished Lecturer Series Program 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm

The Department of Physics invites faculty, students and the public to its 42nd annual celebration of physics.