Events

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/sH2lKYIbbmg
Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, March 19, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, March 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

See the milky way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: March Break Kids Show (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Showtimes: 12:00pm, 2:00pm

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: March Break Kids Show (SOLD OUT)

Monday, March 12, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Showtime: 11:00am

Alan Jackson

RASC Mississauga: Making The Moon

Friday, March 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Moon is an important part of our everyday lives. It regulates the tides and stabilizes the tilt of Earth's rotation axis, playing an important role in making our planet the place it is today.

North America Nebula and Milky Way - John Gauvreau

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Astronomy 101 and your Guide to Note-taking

Friday, March 9, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Following up Jim Wamsley’s introduction to telescopes in Part 1, John Gauvreau now guides you through what a beginner can expect from their very first views through that scope.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, March 9, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Space Industry Night

McMaster Space Initiative: Space Industry Night

Thursday, March 8, 2018 -
5:15pm to 8:30pm

Always wanted to work in the space industry? Looking to explore new and exciting career paths?

Inspiring Future Women in Science

Perimeter Institute: Inspiring Future Women in Science 2018 (WEBCAST)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a live webcast event featuring inspiring talks by women currently working in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Catherine Woodford

Speaker's Night: Gravitational Waves: The Sirens of the Universe

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/K1AGhzRTcGQ
ASX - Is Anybody Out There

ASX Panel Discussion: "Is Anybody Out There?"

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come ask our diverse panel of five PhD students any of your burning questions about the current (and future) search for extraterrestrial life!

The Weirdest Stars in the Universe

Perimeter Institute: The Weirdest Stars in the Universe: Emily Levesque Public Lecture

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

How big can a star get? Why would a star only pretend to explode? Can you hide one star inside another?

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Birth of the Universe

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

People have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.

Killam Program

Canada Council for the Arts: Imagining New Frontiers: Celebrating 50 Years of Groundbreaking Research

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join the Canada Council for the Arts for this special anniversary event featuring acclaimed winners of the Killam Prize.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, March 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Climates of Alien Worlds

UofT AstroTour: Cold out there, eh? The Climates of Alien Worlds

Thursday, March 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

A central question for humanity has long been “are we alone, and what is our place in the universe?” This fundamentally human question has motivated much of astronomy.

Science on Tap Hamilton

McMaster: Science on Tap Hamilton

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm

Join scientists from McMaster University’s Physics and Astronomy Department for an entertaining night filled with scientific discussion, trivia, and beer.

ASX - Exploring Space From Earth

ASX Star Talk: Exploring Space from Earth with Dr. Marianne Mader

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn how planetary scientists explore other planets here on Earth, through comparative planetology and meteoritics, and how we are preparing for future space missions by conducting terrestrial analogue missions.
Pierre Chastenay

RCIS: 2017 Fleming Medal Presentation and Lecture with Dr. Pierre Chastenay

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Meet one of Québec's most celebrated science communicators, Dr. Pierre Chastenay.

Cup of Space Cafe Series

BeSpatial: Cup of Space Cafe Series - Stars

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Ever looked at the night sky and wondered, is that a star or a planet? Why are there so few stars over Mississauga? How far is the nearest star, or what is the nearest star to us?

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Friday, February 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/0yhCOGEk3hI
Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?

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