Events

The Big Bang and a Multiverse

UofT AstroTour: The Big Bang and a Multiverse

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

We have evidence that billions of years ago the universe we live in was much smaller in size. This evidence comes in the form of light that has been travelling for about 13 billion years.

AstroCATS logo

AstroCATS 2017 (CANCELLED)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

The AstroCATS Committee has sadly decided that proceeding with AstroCATS 2017 is not in the best interests of the RASC Hamilton Centre, attendees, and especially for our valued vendors.

Beaches Library: The Science of Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time, a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution.

Casey Moore

Speaker's Night: Martian weather: Is it really any different than winter in Canada?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

It is commonly believed that Mars is a cold, dry place. Due in large part to orbital imagery and robotic exploration of the Martian surface we can say without a doubt that Mars is indeed dry.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Ryerson Science Rendezvous

Ryerson: Science Rendezvous 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Ryerson’s Science Rendezvous event takes place in Yonge-Dundas Square, on the south-east corner of Yonge and Dundas in downtown Toronto, one of Canada’s liveliest public areas.

York University: Science Rendezvous 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Every year the Faculty of Science at York University joins forces with Main Street Markham to present Science Rendezvous at the award-winning Markham Farmers’ Market.
ASX: What ifs: Scientific Poster Competition

ASX: What ifs: Scientific Poster Competition

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
What ifs Scientific Poster Competition is a competition organized by the Astronomy and Space Exploration Society (ASX) to provide students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to explore the field of astronomy and space science.
UofT Science Rendezvous

UofT: Science Rendezvous 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

This year, the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) has a phenomenal festival in store to commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday and Science Rendezvous’ 10th Anniversary!

Heritage Toronto

Heritage Toronto: Campus & Cosmos: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
A Heritage Toronto walking tour of significant astronomical sites on and around the University of Toronto's St. George Campus.

S. Walter Stewart Library: Science At The South Pole

Monday, May 15, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The quest for ever-clearer views of the sky has driven astronomers to put telescopes in some pretty remote places, ranging from arid deserts, to the tops of mountains, and even the middle of Antarctica.

Untangling the Cosmos

CIFAR: Untangling the Cosmos: How Research is Changing Our Understanding of the Universe

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:30pm

“The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible.”
 — Albert Einstein

Texas Star Party

Sunday, May 21, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

Prude Ranch near Fort Davis, Texas
https://texasstarparty.org/

Vicky Kalogera

CITA Sackler Lecture: Einstein’s Waves: New Cosmic Sounds

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

One century following Einstein’s prediction of spacetime disturbances and gravitational waves, the laser-enabled special detectors LIGO achieved the most accurate measurement ever made by humans across science and engineering and reveal

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

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