Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Throughout the year, Space Place will host a series of events to engage and inform our patrons.

As we raise funds to build out a new planetarium, we will constantly be sharing news, updates and of course, events where you can support our efforts.


Our goal is to build a unique destination for all things STEM and STEAM. Our proposed planetarium will house several exhibitions that drive innovation and curiosity. 

Have a look below for our upcoming events. Be sure to sign up and come out to support the new planetarium project.  

Upcoming Events

2024 Eastern NA Eclipse

Oct 3rd, 2023 @ 7:00

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will traverse a large swathe of North America. On October 14, 2023, a partial, annular solar eclipse will be visible to millions across North, Central and South America. Are you ready to view these awe-inspiring events? Join us to hear from our speakers on topics ranging from practical eclipse tips to the cultural interpretations of these amazing astronomical events through the ages and prepare for these exciting sky spectacles. 

Please register here.

Recent Past Events

Blast Off with Launch Canada: A Chat About the Upcoming Rocket Competition

Aug 17, 2023 @ 7:00

Join us for a thrilling and inspirational virtual panel discussion with Launch Canada, the organization at the forefront of Canada’s rocketry movement.

To view the recording on YouTube please click here.

From Scorpius to Cygnus: What’s Up in the Summer Sky?

June 8, 2023 @ 7:00

Get ready for summer stargazing! Join Space Place Canada to hear from experts on how to enjoy the skies this summer. 

To view the recording on YouTube, please click here

A Rocket Scientist’s Guide to Mapping Asteroids.

April 20, 2023 @ 7:00

This virtual event will give you an overview of the scanning laser altimeter that helped map the asteroid Bennu for the OSIRIS-REx mission. 

Join us for this fascinating talk by Dr Cameron Dickinson, Space Exploration Scientist / Technical Lead, MDA.

To view the recording on YouTube, please click here.

Sky Cultures and Knowledges
Mar 7th, 2023 @ 7:00PM

This virtual event will offer the opportunity for anyone interested in the world’s sky cultures and stories to learn about this project and hear from a panel of experts on the theme of storytelling and astronomy. 

Some useful links from the presentations: 

  1. Stellarium.org: Free, open source planetarium software
  2. https://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.
  3. https://astrosociety.org/file_
To view the recording on our YouTube channel, please click here. 
Opportunities in Space: Lunar Gateway, Canadarm3 and Beyond
Mar 2nd, 2023 @ 4:00PM

A Presentation of Space Place Planetarium Canada and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)

Get on board the new Canadian space economy. What is happening? What are the commercial, research and career opportunities? What are the pathways to participate?

To view the recording on our YouTube channel, please click here.

The Future of Canadian Aerospace: A conversation with scientists 

Nov 24th, 2022 at 7:30PM

Meet established and upcoming aerospace professionals as they chat with Space Place Director, Wintta Ghebreiyesus. Learn more about what Canada is doing in space and what it could be doing in the near future. Join us for a discussion on STEM opportunities for youth and career pathways.

To view the recording on our YouTube channel, please click here

NASA’s Largest & Loudest Test Chamber

Oct 13th, 2022 at 7:30PM

We are delighted that Professor Ramani Ramakrishnan, former NASA chief acoustician, will explore the design details of NASA’s Largest and Loudest reverberation test chamber.

To view the recording on our YouTube channel, please click here

Canadarm and Collaboration with Elizabeth Howell
May 19th, 2022 at 7:30PM

Celebrate that iconic piece of space hardware, the Canadarm, with Elizabeth Howell, co-author of Canadarm and Collaboration: How Canada’s Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds.

To view the recording on our YouTube channel, please click here

Lunar Exploration: Past, Present, and Future with Dr. Sara Mazrouei

May 15th, 2022

Take a trip to the Moon with planetary scientist, Dr. Sara Mazrouei. Learn how to observe the lunar eclipse that occurs later that evening.

The recording is available to attendees and Space Place Canada members only. Please contact us. 

Tour of the Allan Carswell Observatory
March 9th, 2022 @ 7:30PM

Join us on an exclusive tour of the Allan I Carswell Observatory at York University. Hosted by current Observatory Director Dr. Elaina Hyde, former Observatory Director Paul Delaney, and members of the all-student staff, get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes operations of the largest telescope at a Canadian university! Live images taken by the telescope will be shared during the tour if the weather permits.

To view the recording on YouTube, please click here. 

Celestial Pursuit  

Feb 23rd, 2022

Face off with astronomy rockstars in the ultimate, out-of-this-world trivia night live on YouTube.

Join RCIScience, the Allan I. Carswell Observatory and Space Place Canada for astronomy games and quizzes. Play alongside our expert contestants as they compete for bragging rights and you compete for prizes (and fun)!!

To view the recording on YouTube, please click here.

From Canada to the Moon

Nov 18th, 2021

On this eve of a partial lunar eclipse, join us to explore our closest celestial neighbour. Learn how to view the partial eclipse, then, stay with us and take a virtual tour of one of Canada’s premier astronomy outreach facilities, the Trottier Observatory at Simon Fraser University including a visit with the architect who designed it. 

To view the recording on YouTube, please click here.


Other Past Events

Canada in Orbit: The Business of Space
July 7th, 2021 Space was, at one time, the sole domain of national governments. Increasingly, private investment, including publicly traded companies, are joining the rush to orbit. We will explore this new frontier and discuss how private investment can work alongside the government to boost Canadian space-based projects. To view the recording on YouTube, please click here.
Down to Earth – Benefits of Canadian Space Technology
May 25, 2021 A panel discussion exploring how made-in-Canada space technology enables research, grows our economy and benefits society down here on Earth. Featuring MDA, GHGSat and Kepler Communications – 3 Canadian space success stories. To view the recording on YouTube, please click here.
Canada and the Final Frontier 
Part I 

Nov 26, 2020

Join us as noted Canadian Space enthusiast and historian, Randy Attwood, tells us about Canada’s remarkable first steps into space!

To view the recording on YouTube, please click here.

Part II – Looking Forward

Dec 10, 2020

In this second part of our series, Canada & the Final Frontier, we explore what the future holds for Canada in Space. Whether it’s moonshots, microsats or missions to Mars, the Great White North is set to make a big contribution to the global future in space.

To view the recording on YouTube, please click here.