Events

Science Literacy Week 2018

Science Literacy Week 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada.

York University

York University: Science Literacy Week 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:30am to Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
York University celebrates Science Literacy Week with three days of space-themed events.
Space Mythbusters

Gerstein Library: Space Mythbusters

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Demystify pop culture myths in astronomy, space, and extraterrestrial life. Hear the real story from real scientists!

Bubble Nebula

BeSpatial: All Things Space

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

As part of Science Literacy week, we are excited to host a free fun hands-on experience that engages the public about space science topics.

Science Literacy Week 2018

Elmbrook Park Library: Makers' Club - Moon Science

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

In celebration of Science Literacy Week we would like you to come and learn about the moon, make moon craters, and explore moon phases.

Fireside chat with Canadian astronauts

CSA: Fireside chat with Canadian astronauts (WEBCAST)

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

On September 21, Amber Mac will lead a discussion on space exploration with nine Canadian astronauts at the University of Ottawa. Don’t miss this unique event!

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Moon Mission

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

It's Science Literacy Week! Learn about the Moon by examining its living conditions and possible landing sites. Together you will decide which landing sites would be ideal for the next Moon Mission.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science 2018 Toronto

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Last year we introduced Soapbox Science to North America and we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Toronto event! Our organizing team is preparing for another fabulous day in September at Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival.

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

The Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

RASC Mississauga: Under Southern Skies

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

In this talk and slide show, Michael Watson will discuss his recent month-long trip to Australia, which included several nights of stargazing and astrophotography from the dark skies of the Australian Outback.

SYSTEM Sounds - One Sky

SYSTEM Sounds: Nuit Blanche 2018 - One Sky

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

One Sky will be a chance to experience Toronto’s collective night sky through new eyes and with new ears.

Nuit Blanche Toronto

OSC: Nuit Blanche 2018 - STEAM-Powered Stories

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

Enter into a world where science, technology, engineering, art and math collide to create STEAM-Powered Stories.

Avery Broderick

Perimeter Institute: The Event Horizon Telescope (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Avery Broderick will provide a highly accessible and interesting lecture on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) and international efforts to interpret horizon-resolving images of numerous supermassive black holes.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on October 12 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Aurora Public Library - The Milky Way

Aurora Public Library: The Milky Way

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for this engaging presentation, followed by a telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting).

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Observational astronomers use telescopes that look at the furthest distances in the Universe to look back in time and trace the growth of structure in the cosmos.

John Percy

Deer Park Library: The Amazing Universe

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will see the universe, as revealed by astronomy, is just as exciting as the universe of science fiction and video games - and it's real!

Sara Seager

UofT Physics: 2018 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars!

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars!

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Beyond Earth

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Several space agencies have launched orbital missions over several decades, and the volume of data and imagery they have acquired is staggering.

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 8 in lunar orbit December 24, 1968

RASC Mississauga: Stories From Apollo 8

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

December 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 8 Moon mission.