OSC: Nuit Blanche 2018 - STEAM-Powered Stories

Nuit Blanche Toronto
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

Enter into a world where science, technology, engineering, art and math collide to create STEAM-Powered Stories. From 7:00pm until 7:00am, take in and create new narratives through interactive experiences — from a star party to storytellers, and from a graffiti wall to a green screen.

Listen to Indigenous orators tell tales of their heritage and then scratch your own history in six words. Stroll through the Nuit Bazaar and discover artisans from the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Collective. Observe the night sky through a telescope and pick up tips on astrophotography. Wonder at the award-winning Toronto Caribbean Carnival costume the Rise of D Cherry Blossoms, and immerse yourself in the stunning works of independent artists Zahra Saleki and Yaw Tony.

You’ll quickly see the potential for STEAM to fuel creativity.

On the main stage, Nancy Calderon and The Calderons will be performing classic jazz tunes, some with an astronomy theme (“Fly me to the Moon”). This will be interspersed with talks on water worlds given by planetary scientist Dr. Bhairavi Shankar. Following this, Tanya Oleksuik and Ian Wheelband will present “Shoot the Moon,” where we will talk about photographing the Moon using smartphones and DSLRs, melding art and science.

Regular shuttle service is available between The Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Aga Khan Museum to maximize your Nuit Blanche experience.

Select areas of the Science Centre are open to the public. Note that telescope observing will only be available from 7:00pm to midnight.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Ontario Science Centre and RASC - Toronto Centre
Location: Ontario Science Centre