Events

Partial solar eclipse by Tom Ruen

UofT: Solar Eclipse at the CNE

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us on August 21 at the Canadian National Exhibition to view a partial solar eclipse. Get a free pair of eclipse glasses to let you view the eclipse safely and see the Sun through our solar telescopes.

Partial Solar Eclipse 2014, John Gauvreau

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

On Monday August 21, 2017 a partial solar eclipse will be visible from Hamilton and surrounding areas. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a rare and spectacular natural event.

Astronomical Event of the Decade

Vaughan Public Libraries: Astronomical Event of the Decade

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the biggest cosmic event of the year, a solar eclipse! We will be safely observing from the patio of the Civic Centre Resource Library.

McMaster Space Initiative: Eclipse Viewing Party

McMaster Space Initiative: Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

On August 21st, the moon will cross the Sun's path providing us with a glorious view of a partial solar eclipse right here in Hamilton.

York University Solar Fair

York University: Solar Fair

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
On August 21, 2017, join York University for SOLAR FAIR – an exciting celestial event where faculty, students, staff and community members will have a chance to live view the solar eclipse and the path of totality on a big screen.
Mississauga maximum eclipse

RASC Mississauga: Partial Solar Eclipse at Riverwood

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

On Monday August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States. In Mississauga, the eclipse will be partial.

Solar observing (YRA at RHPL)

York Region Astronomy: Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:45pm

Come see the partial solar eclipse with us at the Richmond Hill Library. This is a weather dependent event, so we hope for clear skies!

Adventures in the 7th Dimension

Fields Institute: Adventures in the 7th Dimension

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

In 7 dimensions there exist special shapes that may help us unlock the mysteries of the universe. Looking for this unique geometry is challenging, but nature holds a possible solution (specifically, bubbles and thermodynamics).

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on August 25 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

UofT Planetarium: Voyager’s Odyssey: A Small Probe’s Adventures into Interstellar Space

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm
Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of our Moon, the planets and more!

RASC Hamilton: How the Cosmos Will Kill You

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

The stars of the night sky appear gentle, peaceful and unchanging. But this is a lie. The Universe is a violent and catastrophic place, with dozens of tools at its disposal to wipe out all life on Earth with almost no warning.

Pluto

Saltfleet Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Pluto has always been the favourite of many who have cast their thoughts out to the stars and planets.

Northern District Library: Science At The South Pole

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Imagine viewing the leftover light from the Big Bang while stationed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Professor Keith Vanderlinde from the University of Toronto has done just that.

Catherine Woodford

RASC Mississauga: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Get an up-close and personal take on the Gravitational Waves discovery that has changed science for the better.

Artist's concept of a near-Earth object

Solar System Social #6

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solar System Social (@SolarSystemTO) 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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of our Moon, the planets and more!
Pluto

Turner Park Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Pluto has always been the favourite of many who have cast their thoughts out to the stars and planets.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on September 29 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy discusses how and why astronomy was important to early civilizations ranging from the seagoing Polynesians, to the builders of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, to our own First Nations.

Pluto

Westdale Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Pluto has always been the favourite of many who have cast their thoughts out to the stars and planets.

Patrick Hall

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Quasars are the brightest objects in our Universe and are formed when matter spirals into supermassive black holes. They contain rotating disks as big as our solar system and hotter than the Sun.

World Wide Star Count

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Robin Metcalfe

Lillian H. Smith Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: How to Get to Mars

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

For decades NASA has been sending orbiters, landers and rovers to Mars for research and exploration, and the agency is aiming to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

George Conidis

S. Walter Stewart Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Most galaxies enjoy the company of other galaxies and organize into various shapes known as the "cosmic web." Many of them also like to spin - creating beautiful disks of stars and gas.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on October 27 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Randy Attwood - Voyager

RASC Mississauga: Voyager at 40

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977 - 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The discoveries changed our understanding of our solar system.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto discusses how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach.

Alexandra Terrana

Brentwood Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Secrets of Our Dark Universe

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Most of our Universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy, but so far scientists have had a hard time detecting or explaining them.

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