Deer Park Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

John Percy
Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will learn how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the development of our city and our country over the last two centuries. Learn about the key roles played by fascinating individuals such as Clarence Augustus Chant and Helen Hogg, organizations such as the University of Toronto and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and facilities such as the David Dunlap Observatory (where the first black hole in space was discovered) and the McLaughlin Planetarium. And learn about the vibrant state of astronomy in Toronto today, and why it matters.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Toronto Public Library
Location: Deer Park Library Program Room - 2nd Floor, 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON