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18 September

Pueblo Science/RCIScience: What's it Like in Space & Future Food Fair

Explore the environment that an astronaut encounters in space. From microgravity to no atmosphere, how do humans adapt to survive in space? Observe the Sun through a safe, solar telescope and learn how something 150 million km from Earth has to be considered during any safe trip beyond Earth.   One of the biggest challenges is what to eat in space! How do astronauts manage to eat healthy food while in microgravity? What will we eat if we ever settle beyond Earth? Join us at the Gerstein Library and explore space and the food of the future!
18 September

York University: Science Literacy Week 2018

York University celebrates Science Literacy Week with three days of space-themed events.
17 September

Barbara Frum Library: The Expanding Universe with Dr. Ray Carlberg

Astronomers had long expected that the gravitational pull of galaxies on one another would cause the expansion of the universe to slow. The discovery that the expansion was speeding up was a substantial surprise to most. How was this measurement made? What does it mean? Did Einstein anticipate this discovery? What next?
17 September

Runnymede Library: A Star is Born: Uncovering the True Nature of Molecular Clouds

Giant molecular clouds are the birthplace of stars and planets; however, the true nature of these clouds remains a great mystery. The first step towards achieving a greater understanding of star formation is exploring the structure and evolution of the clouds in which they form. Learn how powerful supercomputers are used to visualize simulated star-forming clouds to help solve several major unanswered questions in star formation. Astronomy talk presented by Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell.
17 September

Riverdale Library: Science Literacy Week: Black Holes

Join us for a fascinating Science Literacy Week lecture presented by Dr. Rachael Alexandroff, PhD, an expert on black holes and researcher at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.
17 September

Don Mills Library: Galaxy Slime Lab (WAITLIST)

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by making slime inspired by outer space - from starry night slime to nebula slime, use your imagination to make slime that's out of this world!
17 September

Science Literacy Week 2018

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada. This year will be space-themed and include Run the Solar System.
16 September

RASC Mississauga: RASC National Star Party (FULL)

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  The registration for this event is now full.  We apologize but we cannot accomodate any more participants on site for this event. You must have pre-registered to be able to attend this event.
15 September

UofT/RASC National Star Party

Come see the planets as you’ve never seen them before! On September 15, we’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with telescopes, planets, and prizes. Starting at 7:30pm, we’ll have telescopes set up to view Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and their moons. This is a rare opportunity to get telescopic views of three planets all in one night. See the moons of Jupiter as Galileo first saw them more than four hundred years ago.
15 September

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing. Visitors will spend time in both the main building and observatory visiting the 1.88m (74") telescope, learning its history and getting to see celestial objects firsthand (weather permitting).
14 September

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Saturday)

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both September 14th and 15th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario. Take a free look through different kinds of telescopes (including solar-filtered scopes) to get close-up looks at sunspots, craters on the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars!  Peer deep into space and try your hand at spotting faint star clusters and nebulae. You can even bring your own telescope along and we'll give you expert advice on how to use it better.
12 September

Recreational Astronomy Night

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