Events

Astronomy: A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Gerrard/Ashdale Library: Astronomy: A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Explore the biggest, fastest, brightest and most extreme things in the universe and check out a meteorite petting zoo! Presented by astronomer Tom Vassos.

John Percy

Deer Park Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will learn how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the development of our city and our country over the last two centuries.

Maria A. Shchuka Library: Gravitational Waves: Sirens of the Universe

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Considered the most influential discovery of the century, gravitational wave GW150914 broke records in physics, astronomy, and interferometry - with still more to come.

Our Manifest Galaxy: A Performance About Space Exploration

Lillian H. Smith Library: Our Manifest Galaxy: A Performance About Space Exploration

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Is space ours to explore and conquer at any cost? Who gets to decide who colonizes space? And how do our journeys into space inform the way we see ourselves, and the way we treat our home, Earth?

York University

York University: Science Literacy Week 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
York University celebrates Science Literacy Week with a day of astronomy events.
McMaster's Sidewalk Astronomy

McMaster's Sidewalk Astronomy: Science Literacy Week 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join the Sidewalk Astronomy team with their two telescopes (10" and 12" in diameter) to view Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters, and nebulae.

John Percy

Cliffcrest Library: Common Misconceptions of the Universe

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

People have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.

Bryan Gaensler

Barbara Frum Library: The Dish, the Desert and the Dawn of the Universe

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join University of Toronto's Dr. Bryan Gaensler as he chats about the wonders of the Universe.

McMaster Planetary Society Space Cafe

McMaster Planetary Society: Space Café

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Calling all space lovers! The McMaster Planetary Society will be hosting a Space Caféon September 19th, 2019 from 8:00pm-11:00pm at Bridges Café.

Oceans: Beyond Earth

RCIScience/Indus Space: Oceans: Beyond Earth

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join RCIScience at Mississauga Central Library this Science Literacy Week to explore the roles oceans play in our lives and take a look at ocean scenes from across the Solar System!

Meet an Astronomer

Forest Hill Library: Meet an Astronomer: A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us on an amazing tour of space missions, robots and discoveries. Astronomer Tom Vassos will present NASA footage, astronomy trivia, a meteorite exhibit and much more!

Wigwam Chi-Chemung - Talk & Stargazing

Toronto Biennial of Art: Wigwam Chi-Chemung - Talk & Stargazing

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
During the opening weekend of the Toronto Biennial of Art, an intimate conversation under the stars brings together artist, poet and educator Elder Duke Redbird and renowned astrophysicist Dr. Renée Hložek to discuss the human relationship to the cosmos from a multiplicity of perspectives.
ASX Observation Night

ASX Observation Night: September Stargazing + Grad Student Q&A

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Calling all stargazers! ASX's first event of the school year is coming up on Wednesday, September 25th, at the very top of McLennan Physical Laboratories (MP).

Jennifer West

Toronto Reference Library: Nature's Supercolliders: The Extreme Environments of Stellar Graveyards

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

We are all made of stardust. That dust comes from the debris left over after a massive star explodes. These environments are so extreme they are unlike anything we can find or duplicate on Earth.

Milky Way

UofT AstroTour: Keynote Lecture: The Milky Way in Motion

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Our understanding of the motions of stars within our Milky Way and of the many small galaxies that orbit around it has changed dramatically over the past few years owing to new observational surveys and significant advancements in our understanding of galaxy structure.
Botanizing “Mars”

RCIScience: Botanizing “Mars”: Learning about Earth while preparing for the Red Planet

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Researchers from around the world work out of the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah and the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station on Devon Island, Nunavut, to prepare for human exploration of Mars.

Sir Martin Rees

Perimeter Institute: Surviving the Century: Sir Martin Rees public lecture webcast

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Advances in biotech, cyber-technology, robotics, and space exploration could, if applied wisely, allow a bright future – even for 10 billion people – by the end of this century.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Randy Attwood

RASC National Society: Open House

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
After five years at the helm, Randy Attwood has announced that he will step down as the Executive Director of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. To celebrate Randy’s tenure, we are hosting an open house on October 26th.
Astronomy Night

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

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the night sky through an engaging and informative presentation delivered by an astronomer. Delve into the history and mythology of the heavens, and learn how to identify the constellations.

Astronomy Night

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

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the night sky through an engaging and informative presentation delivered by an astronomer. Delve into the history and mythology of the heavens, and learn how to identify the constellations.

First image of a black hole

RCIScience/RASC: Black Holes: From Speculative to Spectacular

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Black holes are perhaps the strangest thing in a very strange universe.