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Finding our place in the cosmos: How the Earth, the Sun, and the Solar System compare to the rest of the known universe

Finding our place in the cosmos: How the Earth, the Sun, and the Solar System compare to the rest of the known universe

Thu, Apr 25, 2024 at 11:00 AM

We learn about space from a very young age. Through school, we study the Sun and the Solar System. But how does our cosmic neighbourhood compare to what’s beyond? Do we pale in comparison or are we unique in ways that we never thought possible? In this talk, we shed some light on where our Solar System stands on the grand scale of the universe. Ages 10+

Presented in partnership with UofT’s Dunlop Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Daniella Morrone is a recent Bachelor’s graduate from the University of Toronto, completing the Specialist program in Astronomy & Physics, as well as Minor programs in Mathematics and French Language. Daniella is currently working in astronomy outreach at Discover the Universe, creating educational content geared towards teachers and educators about the upcoming total solar eclipse in 2024, and at the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) as the coordinator of the Westar Program. Daniella also enjoys volunteering in other astronomy outreach initiatives through UofT and externally, and is passionate about making astronomy a field that is accessible to all.

Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks' notice is preferred. Phone (416) 393-7099 or email accessibleservices@tpl.ca

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