Events

A trip to Quantumland

Pint of Science: A Trip to Quantumland (SOLD OUT)

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

What if I tell you that the world in the smallest imaginable scales has nothing to do with what we know?

How it all started

Pint of Science: How it all started (SOLD OUT)

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Apparently "We are made of star stuff" so your beer contains chunks of the Big Bang explosion, doesn't it?

Seeing is believing

Pint of Science: Seeing is believing (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
In a galaxy far, far away, a black hole and a big space rock walk into a bar.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:05pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Renée Hložek

RASC Mississauga: Echoes of Our Beginnings

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

By listening to the cold, dim hiss of the universe, we can learn about its fiery beginning. Prof. Renée Hložek's talk will focus on how cosmologists use microwave instruments to measure this birth-light.

Lee Smolin

North York Central Library: Lee Smolin: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum physics are a result of an incomplete Einstein theory.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:05pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Secrets of the Astrolabe Workshop

Aga Khan Museum: Workshop - Secrets of the Astrolabe

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Learn the secrets of a 2,500-year-old technological tool from long-time amateur astronomer Pierre Paquette.

Whispers from the Cosmos

UofT AstroTour: Whispers from the Cosmos

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

The recent discovery of gravitational waves marks the dawn of a new field of astronomy and provides new opportunities to study several elusive systems in the Cosmos.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Aga Khan Museum: Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Immerse yourself in The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, an exhibition that explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting orb in the sky and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts.
Quirks & Quarks Public Debate

CBC Quirks & Quarks Public Debate: Should we have humans in space?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bob McDonald moderates a live debate with guests astronaut Chris Hadfield, cosmologist Renée Hložek, planetary scientist Marianne Mader and space flight historian Amy Shira Teitel.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more!

RASC GA 2019

2019 RASC General Assembly in Toronto

Thursday, June 13, 2019 to Sunday, June 16, 2019

The 2019 RASC General Assembly will be held in Toronto at York University from June 13–16, 2019. The theme of the General Assembly will be Education and Public Outreach.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy at the next Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

RASC GA: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn all about being an amateur astronomer and join in on hands-on activities at this special weekend Father’s Day Family Astronomy activity fair.

First Man - James R. Hansen

RASC GA: Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture / Apollo Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
This year’s Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture will be delivered by James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.
Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

RASC GA: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn all about being an amateur astronomer and join in on hands-on activities at this special weekend Father’s Day Family Astronomy activity fair.

Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin

RASC Mississauga: Apollo 11 - bringing the Apollo program to a new generation

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ben Feist, creator of Apollo17.org, and part of the team who made the 2019 documentary Apollo 11, will take us through his latest project, Apollo 11 in Real Time.
Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

High Park at Night: Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations and the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our telescope!
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more!

John Percy

Cliffcrest Library: The Amazing Universe

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will see the universe, as revealed by astronomy, is just as exciting as the universe of science fiction and video games - and it's real!

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Midnight Astronomy

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 8:30pm to Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Receive a detailed introduction to the basics of astronomy through an indoor presentation, an amazing portable planetarium, and outdoor viewing of the night sky through binoculars and telescopes.
Summer of Space

Ontario Science Centre: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Celebrate this giant leap for humankind.

Women with Impact: Resnik crater, 2016, © Bettina Forget

Aga Khan Museum: Workshop - Moon Mission With Bettina Forget

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Imagine you’re on a lunar base, ready explore to the Moon. Your mission is to document a region of the Moon of your choice – maybe the Ocean of Storms, the Sea of Tranquility, the Peninsula of Thunder, or the Bay of Rainbows.

Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

High Park at Night: Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations and the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our telescope!
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more!

Starfest

Thursday, August 22, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019

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