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International Astronomy Week ― Imaging Planets beyond the Solar System

April 26, 2011

In celebration of International Astronomy Week, James Graham, director of the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto will deliver a free public lecture on his topic of expertise ― how scientists make images of planets near distant stars using cutting-edge technology.

Prior to the lecture, visitors can take part in an interactive planetarium, see real meteorites and use a hands-on model demonstrating Einstein’s warped space-time. In addition to these activities, after the lecture, visitors may use the telescopes on the rooftop observatory to gaze at stars, planets and nebulas – if the sky is clear.

Seats for the interactive planetarium shows must be booked online at

Date: Saturday, April 30

Time: 6:30 pm ― Interactive planetarium

7:30 pm ― Lecture

8:30 pm – 11 pm Interactive planetarium & Rooftop telescopes

Location: Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street, Toronto



For more information, please contact:

Johannes Hirn
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto