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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.
Anti-Griddle

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Explore the environment that an astronaut encounters in space. From microgravity to no atmosphere, how do humans adapt to survive in space?

Maria A. Shchuka Library: Cosmology, Cell Phones and Video Games

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a Science Literacy Week talk with Professor Keith Vanderlinde! Professor Vanderlinde has spent the last decade building and using telescopes to study the universe: its composition, history, and eventual fate.

City Star Party

City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Hover above the moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

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!

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

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

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

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

Laura Parker

Speaker's Night: The Dark Universe

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

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.

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, October 8, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 2018

See the milky way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

Draconid Meteor Shower (Outburst?)

Monday, October 8, 2018

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
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.

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.

City Star Party

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, October 15, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hover above the moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

CAO 2018 Fall Work Party

Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

This year’s Fall Work Party will take place from October 20-21, 2018.

More details will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Lecture Night - Observe the Moonlight (WAITLIST)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a NASA-hosted annual worldwide public event that aims to celebrate our appreciation and understanding of Earth's nearest neighbour through art, culture, and science.

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).

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research. Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

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