Events

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?
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?

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.
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.

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

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe

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?
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.

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?

Catherine Woodford

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Get an up-close and personal take on the several Gravitational Waves discoveries that have changed science for the better.

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.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

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

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.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: March Break Kids Show

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

Showtime: 11:00am

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: March Break Kids Show

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

Showtimes: 12:00pm, 2:00pm

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

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

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe

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?
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, March 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe

Thursday, March 29, 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?
Rob Moore

Perimeter Institute: A Material World – Building a Future from the Atoms Up

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Stone Age to the Silicon Age, nothing has had a more profound influence on the world than our understanding of the materials around us.

Adam Muzzin

RASC Mississauga: The Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe

Friday, April 6, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The combined power of infrared observatories both in space and from the ground has allowed us to observe extraordinarily distant galaxies.

Jake Kloos

Speaker's Night: The Search for Water in the Solar System

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Water, as a fundamental molecule to life, has been a key driver in our exploration of the solar system.

John Percy

S. Walter Stewart Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

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.
NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -
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.

Janakan Sivasubramanium

Speaker's Night: Active Galaxies: A Hunt to Understand What Feeds These Galactic Monsters

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

In the 1940s, as the catalog of known galaxies grew, astronomers soon noticed a group of outliers that showed substantially different galactic cores.

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