Events

Binbrook Conservation Area by David Tym

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Mallincams: For Outreach and Observing in Light Polluted Areas

Thursday, February 8, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

As light pollution impacts the abilities of amateur astronomers to view with their telescopes anything faint in cities or the suburbs, they are forced to drive greater distances to reach dark sites.

Speaker's Night - Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/-W2oHKI4YFo
Robert Spekkens

Perimeter Institute: The riddle of the quantum sphinx: Robert Spekkens public lecture (WEBCAST)

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

Science is like puzzle-solving. Making sense of quantum theory is a particularly thorny kind of brain-twister, with more than its fair share of mysteries.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: The Birth, Life, and Bizarre Death of Stars

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

We owe our existence to the sun and stars. The atoms in our body are created by stars. The sun's energy makes life possible.

John Percy

Mississauga Central Library: Universal Misconceptions: From Basics to Big Bang

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

As part of the UTM Lecture Me! series, Prof. John Percy provides a profusely-illustrated, non-technical, light-hearted talk that gently corrects a variety of “heavenly errors,” from basic concepts to the birth of the universe.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Monday, February 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Showtime: 3:00pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

ASX - Into the Unknown

ASX Symposium: Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration (CANCELLED)

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the 15th Annual Symposium organized by ASX and this year's theme is: "Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration"

Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

UofT AstroTour: Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Magnetars are some of the most extreme objects in the known universe. Though small in size, they possess the strongest magnetic fields in the universe and are the densest objects known.

Laura Parker

RASC Hamilton: The Dark Universe

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.
Alanna Mitchell

RCIS Lecture: The Spinning Magnet

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

With Alanna Mitchell, acclaimed science journalist, author and contributor to CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks.

RASC 150 logo

RASC 150 Years: National Star Party

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/uN7IKkRwBK0
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Friday, January 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/J_rarFMM17Y
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

ASX Star Talk: Computer Vision on Mars

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Modern computer vision technologies have been key to improving our understanding of the Red Planet over the past 15 years.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, January 22, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 2018

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.

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

Friday, January 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

The Story Collider

The Story Collider: Coming of Age

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Story Collider is returning to Toronto for another night of true, personal stories about science! This January, we'll present five stories about coming of age in science.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, January 15, 2018 to Thursday, January 18, 2018

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.

Solar System Social #7

Solar System Social #7

Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solar System Social is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public in the form of short, informative, and interesting talks that last about 20 minutes each.
Pleiades (John Gauvreau)

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Astronomy 101 - A Beginners Guide

Friday, January 12, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Welcome to the world of amateur astronomy!

Generator 2018

Chris Hadfield's Generator: 2018 - The Second Genius

Thursday, January 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm
A science-based variety show aimed at blending knowledge, music and comedy
McMaster Space Initiative Science Slam

McMaster Space Initiative: Science Slam

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

This is call to all poets with a love for science! The McMaster Space Initiative has been in the lab for months trying to get proportions right to bring you… THE SCIENCE SLAM.

Randy Attwood - Voyager

Speaker’s Night: Randy Attwood - Voyager at 40

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/5kBmqHyjWTU

Winter Solstice

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Longest night, shortest day

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

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.

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