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Modelling Eclipses

Sat, Mar 9, 2024 at 10:00 AM

90 min



Ashdale Room (2nd floor)

Join astronomers from the Dunlap Institute to learn about the geometry of eclipses. Learn about the positions of the earth, sun and moon during different types of eclipses. Then, create your own scale model of the earth-moon-sun system in order to understand the shadows cast during an eclipse. All materials will be provided

This program is leading up to a once in a lifetime solar eclipse taking place on April 8, 2024. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available for program attendees.

The audience is all ages (children need to be accompanied by an adult).

Please register in person or by calling the branch at 416-393-7717. 

If you identify as a person with a disability and require an accessibility accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Accessibility Services by email,, or voicemail, 416-393-7099, to make a request. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance.


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