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Public Outreach

The Dunlap Institute is committed to sharing astronomical discovery with the public. Through lectures, the web, social media, and an interactive planetarium, we are helping to answer the public’s questions about the Universe. We fulfill this commitment through events that enable the public to see astronomical phenomena such as the 2012 transit of Venus and the 2015 total eclipse of the super moon (above);  and through events like the Toronto Science Festival, the Dunlap Prize Lecture and Astronomy on Tap T.O.

We also help educators teach astronomy to school children in partnership with Discover the Universe and through other initiatives.

We are able to achieve our outreach goals through collaborations with many partners, including the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, U of T Graduate Astronomy Students Association (GASA), U of T Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX), U of T Science & Engineering Engagement, David Dunlap Observatory, Discover the Universe, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Toronto Public Library, and others.

Colour image: Lorne Bridgman