Events

Whispers From the Cosmos
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

Virtual Star Party
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:30pm to 11:45pm

COVID-19 got you down? Getting bored sitting at home in self-isolation? Come take a look at the stars from the comfort of your own home!

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Ontario Science Centre until April 5th, this event has been cancelled.

Sunrise
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Ontario Science Centre until April 5th, this event has been cancelled.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this talk Dr. Roberto Abraham will do his best to give you an astronomical perspective on Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, March 23, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020

See the Milky Way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

We are sad to announce that, as a precaution to protect against COVID-19, we will be cancelling Astronomy on Tap for March 20.

The Apollo 13 Mission
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the suspension of in-person classes at UTM, we have cancelled this meeting.

Dark Energy and Dark Matter
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Looking for a way to connect with the wider world–or maybe the wider universe during the pandemic? The Dunlap Institute and our partners from across the University of Toronto want to connect with you!

The Big Bang
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to connect with the wider world–or maybe the wider universe during the pandemic? The Dunlap Institute and our partners from across the University of Toronto want to connect with you!

Sunrise
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2020.

Brian Greene
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Explore humanity's search for meaning in an evolving universe with the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe.

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Unlocking Cosmic Mysteries with the Invisible Radio Universe
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The epoch of 'Cosmic Dawn', when the first stars and galaxies were born, about a hundred million years after the Big Bang - is considered the 'final frontier' of research in cosmology today.

UTAAS Sidewalk Astronomy
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The skies look clear so it's time to grab our telescopes and meet at front campus with UTAAS!

It's midterm season and we need a healthy distraction from studying. 

City Star Party
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Hover above the Moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

Shohini Ghose
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

You’ve likely heard of quantum computing. This emerging form of technology harnesses counter-intuitive properties of the subatomic realm to perform tasks that would overwhelm even today’s most powerful “classical” computers.

Space Exploration: Research & Opportunities
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in space technologies and careers in the field? This is the event for you!

For All Humankind
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join "professional Martian" Dr. Tanya Harrison and "geographer of space" Dr. Danny Bednar as they discuss the ongoing impacts of the Moon landing on human imagination, ambition, and achievement. Moderated by Dr. Sara Mazrouei.

ASX Annual Symposium: Fiction to Fact: Step into Sci-Fi
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Where is the line drawn between 20th century science fiction and 21st century science fact?

The Death of a Universe by Dr. Katie Mack
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But what is the story of its end?
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tonight’s meeting has been cancelled due to bad weather.
Sunrise
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tonight’s session has been cancelled due to bad weather. The first session will now be held on March 11, 2020.
Amy Shira Teitel - Fighting For Space
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The first In Her Voice event of 2020 will feature Amy Shira Teitel. Amy will be discussing and signing copies of her new book, Fighting for Space.
Inclusion is the Path to Excellence: The Importance of Allyship in STEM
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Panel Discussion on Inclusion and Allyship in STEM

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, February 24, 2020 to Thursday, February 27, 2020

See the Milky Way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

QUANTUM + Pop Culture
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Quantum physics has taken its position with rocket science in pop culture as a shorthand for frighteningly complicated science.

Michael Watson
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

In this talk and slide show, Michael Watson will discuss his 2018 and 2019 trips to Australia, which included several nights of stargazing and astrophotography from the dark skies of the Australian Outback.

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