Past Events

TPL Thought Exchange: Astronomy in the Antarctic

Richview Public Library
1806 Islington Avenue
Toronto

April 24, 2014

The quest for ever-clearer views of the sky has driven astronomers to put telescopes in such remote places the centre of Antarctica. The Dunlap Institute’s Keith Vanderlinde talks about the 10m South Pole Telescope and the science that convinced him to undertake this nine-month “winter-over.”...

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TPL Thought Exchange: New Eyes on Our Origins

Richview Public Library
1806 Islington Avenue
Toronto

April 10, 2014

Located high on the Chajnantor plateau in Chile, the 66 radio dishes of the ALMA observatory operate as one telescope, probing fundamental questions about our universe, from the formation of galaxies to planets. In this Toronto Public Library Thought Exchange talk, the Dunlap Institute’s Rachel...

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2014 Dunlap Prize Lecture

Convocation Hall
31 King's College Circle
Toronto

March 21, 2014

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson delivered a free public lecture on March 21, 2014, in Convocation Hall, University of Toronto. The talk was given in conjunction with Dr. Tyson receiving the inaugural Dunlap Prize. The Dunlap Prize was awarded to Dr. Tyson in recognition of his...

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Life in the Cosmos

Deer Park Public Library
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
Toronto

October 23, 2013

For thousands of years, people have wondered whether life exists anywhere other than on Earth. With recent discoveries of hundreds of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, we are tantalizingly close to answering this question. In this presentation, the Dunlap Institute’s Michael...

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Toronto Science Festival 2013

St. George Campus, UofT

September 27, 2013

In September 2013, the University of Toronto is launching a major new event on Toronto’s cultural scene. The Toronto Science Festival will be a weekend-long, public celebration of science, spotlighting researchers from the university, and from around Canada and the U.S. The festival will include...

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Lecture: The Lives of Stars

David Dunlap Observatory
Richmond Hill

July 13, 2013

Have you ever wondered where stars came from? What are stars, exactly, and how are they made? In this talk at the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill, Dunlap Lecturer and Public Outreach Co-ordinator Micheal Reid tells the story of how stars are born, live...

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Revealing the Supermassive Black Hole at the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

Toronto Public Libary - Shaw & College Branch
Toronto

June 06, 2013

What are black holes? How did astronomers discover one with over 4 million times the mass the Sun at the centre our galaxy? Dunlap astronomer Tuan Do will answer these questions and explain how the super-massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy is...

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