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Planet Party

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 – 8:30 pm ET on YouTube

Even at home, you’re never alone – especially when the team at U of T Astronomy is involved!

On Saturday, September 11, the Dunlap Institute and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada ( bring you another edition of our popular Planet Party! Starting at 8:30pm ET, we invite you to stargaze with our all-star team of astronomers.

We’ll show you how to find constellations and planets in the night sky – right alongside live-streamed views from telescopes located across the country. Our entertaining experts will share the latest news about space exploration. Take your device outside and follow along in the real sky, or stay on your couch and let us show you the sights. Even if you just feel like playing a game to win a super space prize – we’ve got a little bit of everything for you. It all starts at 8:30pm ET. We can’t wait to celebrate astronomy with you all!

Stay tuned for more information about the evenings topics and prizes!

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Full Schedule – all times listed in EST

8:30-8:35PM — Welcome

8:35-8:45PM — Introduction to Stargazing

8:45-9:05PM — Stargazing: the Moon and the Wide Field Sky

9:05-9:10PM — Moon Talk

9:10-9:20PM — Games — Round 1

9:20-9:40PM — Stargazing: Jupiter and Saturn

9:40-9:45PM — Jupiter Talk

9:45-10:05PM — Panel Discussion on the Ethics of Space Colonization

10:05-10:15PM — Games — Round 2

10:15-10:30PM — Stargazing: Deep Sky Objects

10:30-10:35PM — Closing

Official Trivia Contest Rules

For the trivia portions of the Planet Party, the following rules apply:

  1. Anyone can play, but we can only send prizes to Canadian addresses outside Quebec.
  2. Our trivia contests are aimed at the general public, not astronomy professionals. If you have a graduate degree in astronomy (or equivalent expertise), you’re are not eligible to win trivia prizes. But you’re still welcome to participate in our social media contests.
  3. If you’re under 18, you must have your parents’ permission to play, and to receive a prize.
  4. To receive a prize, you must use your real e-mail address on Kahoot. E-mail addresses gathered through Kahoot will only be used to contact winners, and not for any other purpose.
  5. Keep the chat respectful and family-friendly. Participants that don’t comply with YouTube’s Community Guidelines will be disqualified.
  6. YouTube is not a sponsor of our content. Viewers and participants agree to release YouTube from any liability related to our contests.