Events

Evening Telescope Observing
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Unlocking Cosmic Mysteries with the Invisible Radio Universe
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The epoch of 'Cosmic Dawn', when the first stars and galaxies were born, about a hundred million years after the Big Bang - is considered the 'final frontier' of research in cosmology today.

UTAAS Sidewalk Astronomy
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The skies look clear so it's time to grab our telescopes and meet at front campus with UTAAS!

It's midterm season and we need a healthy distraction from studying. 

City Star Party
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 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.

Shohini Ghose
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

You’ve likely heard of quantum computing. This emerging form of technology harnesses counter-intuitive properties of the subatomic realm to perform tasks that would overwhelm even today’s most powerful “classical” computers.

Space Exploration: Research & Opportunities
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in space technologies and careers in the field? This is the event for you!

For All Humankind
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join "professional Martian" Dr. Tanya Harrison and "geographer of space" Dr. Danny Bednar as they discuss the ongoing impacts of the Moon landing on human imagination, ambition, and achievement. Moderated by Dr. Sara Mazrouei.

ASX Annual Symposium: Fiction to Fact: Step into Sci-Fi
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Where is the line drawn between 20th century science fiction and 21st century science fact?

The Death of a Universe by Dr. Katie Mack
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Big Bang theory tells the story of the beginning of the Universe, our cosmic home for the last 13.8 billion years. But what is the story of its end?
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tonight’s meeting has been cancelled due to bad weather.
Sunrise
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tonight’s session has been cancelled due to bad weather. The first session will now be held on March 11, 2020.
Amy Shira Teitel - Fighting For Space
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The first In Her Voice event of 2020 will feature Amy Shira Teitel. Amy will be discussing and signing copies of her new book, Fighting for Space.
Inclusion is the Path to Excellence: The Importance of Allyship in STEM
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Panel Discussion on Inclusion and Allyship in STEM

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, February 24, 2020 to Thursday, February 27, 2020

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.

QUANTUM + Pop Culture
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Quantum physics has taken its position with rocket science in pop culture as a shorthand for frighteningly complicated science.

Michael Watson
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

In this talk and slide show, Michael Watson will discuss his 2018 and 2019 trips to Australia, which included several nights of stargazing and astrophotography from the dark skies of the Australian Outback.

RASC Robotic Telescope
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/_7vj3eKYYTY
Apollo 8 Earthrise
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

For several decades, various space agencies have launched orbital missions exploring the universe, and the volume of accumulated data and imagery is staggering.

Alpha Capricorni
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Did you know that about 85% of the stars in the sky belong to multiple-star systems?

Now is not the Time
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/v81hgd3DzxQ
John Percy
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

How are the sun and stars born? How can they live for billions of years? How do they turn into bizarre objects such as white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes?

Starlab Digital Planetarium
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This Winter, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Join us on February 9 for special hands-on activities, speakers and presentations to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Dark energy: The weirdest 70% of the Universe
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Join us for the February AstroTour! The entire evening is free and no registration is required. Pavel Motloch, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, will be sharing his expertise on dark energy!

Laura Parker
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Please join us for our monthly meeting on February 6 at 8:00pm to hear Dr. Laura Parker. This meeting is open to the general public, and new members are always welcome!

John Percy
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us as Professor John Percy of the University of Toronto presents on the universe. The astronomical universe is as exciting as anything in science fiction or video games -- and it's real!

on unsettling (s)pace
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
A talk by Uahikea Maile
Moderated by Kristen Bos
This talk explores how territory, time, and techno-scientific desires for space can be unsettled for cruising a decolonized then and deoccupied there in Hawaiʻi.
Bryan Gaensler
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Science fiction and science both inspire wonder and awe, albeit in very different ways.

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