York University Allan I. Carswell Observatory: Herschel and the Haunted Telescope - Lecture and Concert

Herschel 200th Anniversary Event
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Arriving from the Spooky Outer Solar System to York University this Halloween...

This coming Monday October 31st there are two, that's right TWO amazing astronomy halloween events occurring! The Allan I. Carswell Observatory Presents: Herschel and the Haunted Telescope. Whether you are a fan of music, physics, astronomy, history or even just Halloween we have somethign for everyone!

7:00-8:00pm: Lecture and Concert Event 

In this lecture, Dr. Parandis Tajbakhsh will explore the life of the premier astronomer of the 17th century Sir William Herschel as a musician and composer, his gradual transformation to an astronomer and finally his fascinating ideas about extra-terrestrial life and plurality of the worlds. 

Music Concert details

Herschel wrote 24 solo caprices for violin. These caprices beautifully capture the genius of Herschel as a composer well ahead of his time. Three young violinists will play caprices no.1, 7, 11, 14 and 20.

Please note, as there are TWO events you will need TWO Eventbrite tickets to attend both of them. 

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Eventbrite
Organized by: Allan I. Carswell Observatory and the School of Arts, Media Performance and Design at York University
Location: York University Curtis Lecture Hall G (CLH-G), 125 Campus Walk, Toronto, ON