Events

Annette Street Library: Science Literacy Week: Astronomy Talk for Kids

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Rachel Ward-Maxwell, Researcher-Programmer in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Ontario Science Centre, presents "Celestial Storms."

Eatonville Library: After School Club SPECIAL: Celestial Storms

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Ontario Science Centre's Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell presents an interactive talk for Science Literacy Week!

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: 2 minutes and 18 seconds in the Shadow of the Moon

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Imagine the air cools, the sky darkens, the birds stop singing and the stars come out at noon. For a lucky few who have been in the path of a total solar eclipse their imagination becomes reality as they experience one of nature’s most spectacular events.
Catherine Woodford

RASC Mississauga: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Get an up-close and personal take on the Gravitational Waves discovery that has changed science for the better.

Artist's concept of a near-Earth object

Solar System Social #6

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solar System Social (@SolarSystemTO) is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public in the form of short, informative, and interesting talks that last about 20 minutes each.

Fort York Library: Introduction to Astronomy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a talk on Astronomy. If the weather permits, there will be an opportunity to look through a telescope and view the evening sky.

Gaia Satellite

ASX Star Talk: The Gaia Satellite: Mapping the Milky Way in 3D

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Professor Jo Bovy, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Galactic Astrophysics in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Department of the University of Toronto
Jill Tarter

OSC Great Conversations: A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Jill Tarter, Bernard Oliver Chair, SETI Institute

Pluto

Turner Park Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Pluto has always been the favourite of many who have cast their thoughts out to the stars and planets.

UofT Planetarium: Voyager’s Odyssey: A Small Probe’s Adventures into Interstellar Space

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy discusses how and why astronomy was important to early civilizations ranging from the seagoing Polynesians, to the builders of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, to our own First Nations.

Erik Verlinde

Perimeter Institute: A new view on gravity and the dark side of the cosmos: Erik Verlinde Public Lecture

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Are we standing on the brink of a new scientific revolution that will radically change our views on space, time, and gravity?

Pluto

Westdale Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Pluto has always been the favourite of many who have cast their thoughts out to the stars and planets.

St. James Town Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

Planet Hop from TRAPPIST-1e

UofT AstroTour: The Long Path Towards Finding Habitable Exo-Worlds

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Although we are still decades away from discovering life on worlds outside of our own solar system, much progress is being made today to identify the best potential candidates for hosting such life.

Patrick Hall

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Quasars are the brightest objects in our Universe and are formed when matter spirals into supermassive black holes. They contain rotating disks as big as our solar system and hotter than the Sun.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 11, 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.

Robin Metcalfe

Lillian H. Smith Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: How to Get to Mars

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

For decades NASA has been sending orbiters, landers and rovers to Mars for research and exploration, and the agency is aiming to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

Jane/Dundas Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

George Conidis

S. Walter Stewart Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Most galaxies enjoy the company of other galaxies and organize into various shapes known as the "cosmic web." Many of them also like to spin - creating beautiful disks of stars and gas.

College/Shaw Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night meeting where professional astronomers get to tell us about their latest research.

Scott Kelly

OSC Great Conversations: In Conversation with Scott Kelly

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

We’ve created a research lab in space. But can man really live beyond Earth’s orbit? Astronauts provide a unique perspective on both the challenges of living in a microgravity environment and the opportunities of human space missions.

Randy Attwood - Voyager

RASC Mississauga: Voyager at 40

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977 - 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The discoveries changed our understanding of our solar system.

Hart House Orchestra

RCIS Lecture: The Planets, a Musical Odyssey of Evolution, Environment and Exploration

Sunday, October 29, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

A century ago, Gustav Holst had 7 planets to inspire his composition, The Planets. With Earth, these were the known worlds.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto discusses how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach.

RCIS/RASC Lecture: Science at the South Pole

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

Alexandra Terrana

Brentwood Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Secrets of Our Dark Universe

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Most of our Universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy, but so far scientists have had a hard time detecting or explaining them.

Paul Delaney

Barbara Frum Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Is Anyone Home?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Since 1995 thousands of planets have been detected orbiting other stars. Many of these worlds could possibly contain liquid water and even life.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 15, 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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