Events

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

On the weekend of October 19th - 21st 2018, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

Aurora Public Library - The Milky Way

Aurora Public Library: The Milky Way

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for this engaging presentation, followed by a telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting).

Jocelyn Bell Burnell: A special public lecture webcast

Perimeter Institute: Jocelyn Bell Burnell: A special public lecture webcast

Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, is an accomplished scientist and champion for women in physics.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars (SOLD OUT)

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Observational astronomers use telescopes that look at the furthest distances in the Universe to look back in time and trace the growth of structure in the cosmos.

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Youth Program

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Come use your hands and brains to learn about and explore through NASA's Space Apps Toronto Youth Program.

Dave Williams

OSC Great Conversations: Learn Life Lessons from an Astronaut

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Welcome back Dr. Dave Williams to talk about Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe — an inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living to the fullest.

Cassiopeia A

UofT AstroTour: Cosmic Rays: Astrophysics at Maximum Energies

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Cosmic rays are the most energetic particles in the universe. Travelling at speeds mere fractions off from the speed of light, they accelerated in the remnants of dying stars and supermassive black holes.

Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Ryerson University: Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

For the first time ever, Ryerson University will be hosting the world-renowned astronaut, Chris Hadfield! “Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience” aims to inspire, motivate and guide you to becoming changemakers of society.

Phiala Shanahan

Perimeter Institute: The Building Blocks of the Universe - Phiala Shanahan public lecture webcast

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

More than 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe is built from protons and neutrons and the nuclei that they form.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, November 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, November 9, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

York University Meteor Showers 2018

York University Observatory: Leonid Meteor Shower (first clear weeknight)

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:30pm to Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:30pm

Come view the 2018 Leonid Meteor Shower with the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University!

John Percy

Deer Park Library: The Amazing Universe

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
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!

Generator 2018

Chris Hadfield's Generator 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Generator is back! Chris Hadfield’s famed comedy, music and ideas extravaganza is returning to Roy Thomson Hall.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Sara Seager

UofT Physics: 2018 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

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

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars!

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars!

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

Michel Fich

RASC Mississauga: New Frontiers in Observational Cosmology

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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Reiner Weiss

OSC Great Conversations: Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves

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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Beyond Earth

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

RASC Mississauga: Stories From Apollo 8

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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