Events

Mars

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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

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

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