Past Events

What Dark Matter Isn’t

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August 04, 2020

August 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Harrison Winch Eighty-five percent of the matter in our universe is made up of a mysterious invisible substance scientists call “dark matter”. Although we know some of its basic properties, we have no idea...

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Cosmos From Your Couch: Ask Us Anything!

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July 28, 2020

July 28th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Do you have a question for one of our astronomers? Our expert team will be live on Tuesday, July 28th at 7pm EDT for a “Cosmos From Your Couch” – Q and A edition!...

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Cosmic Dawn

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July 21, 2020

Dr. Patrick Breysse July 21sr, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Shortly after the big bang, the universe was a cold, dark place, barely recognizable to those of us used to seeing beautiful telescope images of a sky filled with brilliant lights. ...

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Peeking into the Invisible Universe with Radio Astronomy

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July 14, 2020

Vincent MacKay July 14th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) The colourful stars and galaxies that we can see with our eyes and traditional telescopes is only a small portion of the light coming from the sky. What constitutes that ‘invisible’ light...

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Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

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July 07, 2020

Dr. John Percy  July 7th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will learn how Toronto has become a “centre of the universe”  for Astronomical research, education, public outreach, and communication, in parallel with the growth of the city and...

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Gravitational Waves: Sirens of the Universe

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June 23, 2020

C.J. Woodford June 23rd, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Get an up-close and personal take on the several Gravitational Waves discoveries that have changed science for the better. Starting with the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015, the LIGO-VIRGO collaboration and...

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Wonder and Awe in Astronomy

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June 18, 2020

Dylan Jow June 18th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) The heavens have captured the imagination of all cultures and civilizations since the beginning of human history. Carried out in part by today’s modern astronomers, interpreting the stars is part of our...

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Connect with Mi’kmaw Moons—A Two-Eyed Seeing Project

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June 16, 2020

Dave Chapman (RASC Halifax Centre) & Cathy LeBlanc (Acadia First Nations) June 16th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) The Mi’kmaw Moons Project is a volunteer collaboration by RASC Fellow Dave Chapman (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) and Mi’kmaw cultural interpreter Cathy LeBlanc (Newcombville,...

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Cosmos From Your Couch: Ask Us Anything!

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June 02, 2020

June 2nd, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Do you have a question for one of our astronomers? Our expert team will be live on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm EDT for a “Cosmos From Your Couch” – Q and A edition!...

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Odyssey of the Voyagers

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May 26, 2020

Dr, Ilana MacDonald May 26th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT (convert to your time zone) Over 40 years ago, two small spacecraft left the Earth to go on an incredible journey through our solar system. Their mission was to visit the four giant planets orbiting around...

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