Organized by Astronomical Community

Sara Seager
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT
Live stream:
Michel Fich
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our most recent generation of cosmology experiments, such as the Planck satellite and observations of distant supernovae, have reduced all of cosmology to the very precise measurement of eight parameters.

ASX Star Talk: Warp Drives & Aliens
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hello astrophiles! Star Trek, Star Wars, and basically all space-based sci-fi are stuffed full of exotic extraterrestrials and peculiar planets. But what is the scientific basis of these weird and wonderful worlds?

Clara - The Film
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Allan I. Carswell Observatory is please to invite you to a special screening of the movie Clara on Tuesday November 27, at 7:00pm, in the Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross, York University.

Reiner Weiss
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Unpack the fabric of space-time with Dr. Rainer Weiss’ exploration of gravitational waves in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. This ground-breaking discovery earned Dr. Weiss the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics, along with his work on LIGO.
Science on Tap Hamilton
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join scientists from McMaster University’s Physics and Astronomy Department for an entertaining night filled with scientific discussion, trivia, and beer.

A Planet for Goldilocks
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
One of the primary goals of NASA’s landmark Kepler Space Telescope Mission, which launched in 2009, is to identify “Goldilocks” planets beyond our solar system — that is, planets orbiting other stars in our Galaxy that are just right, “neither too hot nor too cold," for hosting life as we know it.
Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Several space agencies have launched orbital missions over several decades, and the volume of data and imagery they have acquired is staggering.

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 8 in lunar orbit December 24, 1968
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

December 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 8 Moon mission.

Cityscape with full moon by John Gauvreau
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Our topic for this evening will be an overview of astronomy in light-polluted areas using video-assisted observing or for public outreach.