Blog: A history of Canada’s planetariums by Space Place Canada

Ian McLennan narrates his decades-long experience with planetarium development across the country By Adam A. Lam, Astronomy and Space Exploration Society TORONTO, Ontario — Toronto shuttered its last major planetarium in 1995. From the view of Ian McLennan, a consultant who has seen the rise of planetarium construction across Canada since the 1960s, there is…
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Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Archaeoastronomy can be defined as “the study of how people in the past have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they have used these phenomena, and what role the sky played in their cultures”. University of Leicester archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles has described it as “a field with academic work of high quality at one…
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In the News: The possibility — and importance — of finding water on other planets

University of Toronto student newspaper The Varsity recently published an article about our Star Talk with York University astronomer Paul Delany. Check it out at the link below:

17th ASX Symposium – Mysteries of the Universe

Would you like to learn about astronomy? Learn about the Mysteries of the Universe from leading astronomers in our annual symposium from February 15–17! Astronomers from the University of Toronto to the University of Cambridge are set to improve your understanding of the universe at the ASX Society’s 17th annual symposium themed “𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲…
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Star Talk: Water, Water Everywhere?

Water, water everywhere? Our understanding of our own solar system has changed significantly since the advent of spacecraft exploration. Water was once believed very scarce in our corner of the galaxy but we now realize this is not the case.From understanding where our own planet’s water riches originated to the proliferation of the so called…
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