Events

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).

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 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

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.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night meeting where professional astronomers get to tell us about their latest research.

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.

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night meeting where professional astronomers get to tell us about their latest research.

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.

Paul Delaney

Barbara Frum Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Is Anyone Home?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Since 1995 thousands of planets have been detected orbiting other stars. Many of these worlds could possibly contain liquid water and even life.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

George Conidis

Don Mills Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Thursday, November 16, 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.

Tanya Harrison

RASC Mississauga: The Past and Present of Water on Mars

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

From reading article comments online, many people seem to think that scientists are constantly discovering “water on Mars.” This talk summarizes of our current understanding of water in the Martian past and present, and the implications

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night meeting where professional astronomers get to tell us about their latest research.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.