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Astronomy and Astrophysics Building, University of Toronto

Astronomy and Astrophysics Building, University of Toronto

50 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/

The Department is actively engaged in a wide range of observational and theoretical research and offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, as well as a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses. Together with our sibling units, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics (Dunlap), there are close to 100 faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students here that make up a lively and diverse atmosphere in research, teaching and outreach.

On the first Thursday of most months, free tours are offered by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The tour starts with a presentation on modern astrophysics by a doctoral candidate, a postdoctoral fellow, or a faculty of the department. The evening concludes with a tour of the telescopes. On clear nights, one or more astronomical objects will be viewed. Typical objects are the Moon, planets, and double stars. On cloudy nights, viewing will be replaced by a tour of our observing facilities and a virtual sky tour in the observatory domes.

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  • So Much More To Explore
    guestBook Guestbook/ MadeleineSBD18/ Aug 25, 2015

    There is so much left to explore in space, perhaps like other life forms and even just understanding the magnitude of distances and sizes (because they are so out of this world).
    Sci-fi Novels and Movies show us the numerous possibilities of space and show us why we must continue to study the sky!

  • Planetarium
    guestBook Guestbook/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015

    This is my first actual discovery of the day. I thought that the building only was for classes, and actually I discovered there are guides tours. I will surely come one day to learn more about the sky!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Malikfamily/ Mar 29, 2015
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ mjezer/ Mar 29, 2015
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In what year did UofT astronomer Tom Bolton observe the first black hole in space?

1972 1967 1958
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Astronomy and Astrophysics Building, University of Toronto

Astronomy and Astrophysics Building, University of Toronto

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In what year did UofT astronomer Tom Bolton observe the first black hole in space?

1972 1967 1958
NEWS FEED
  • So Much More To Explore
    guestBook Guestbook/ MadeleineSBD18/ Aug 25, 2015

    There is so much left to explore in space, perhaps like other life forms and even just understanding the magnitude of distances and sizes (because they are so out of this world).
    Sci-fi Novels and Movies show us the numerous possibilities of space and show us why we must continue to study the sky!

  • Planetarium
    guestBook Guestbook/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015

    This is my first actual discovery of the day. I thought that the building only was for classes, and actually I discovered there are guides tours. I will surely come one day to learn more about the sky!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Malikfamily/ Mar 29, 2015
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ mjezer/ Mar 29, 2015

The Department is actively engaged in a wide range of observational and theoretical research and offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, as well as a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses. Together with our sibling units, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics (Dunlap), there are close to 100 faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students here that make up a lively and diverse atmosphere in research, teaching and outreach.

On the first Thursday of most months, free tours are offered by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The tour starts with a presentation on modern astrophysics by a doctoral candidate, a postdoctoral fellow, or a faculty of the department. The evening concludes with a tour of the telescopes. On clear nights, one or more astronomical objects will be viewed. Typical objects are the Moon, planets, and double stars. On cloudy nights, viewing will be replaced by a tour of our observing facilities and a virtual sky tour in the observatory domes.

50 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/
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