On the first Thursday of most months, free tours are offered by the graduate students in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.
The Tours start at 8 p.m. from November to April and 9 p.m. the rest of the year.
The talks are usually held in a lecture hall in the McLennan Physical Labs (MP) building at 60 St. George street.
Observing sessions take place after the talk on the 15th and 16th floors of MP.
Planetarium shows are also offered during the observing session. Tickets for the planetarium shows become available two weeks prior to the Public Tour.
Speaker: Kelly Lepo
December 5th, 2013 - 8:10PM
Location: MP 103, 60. St. George Street
Comets are rocky, icy visitors from the outer Solar System that develop spectacular tails when they near the Sun. Kelly will discuss how comets went from bad omens in the night sky to tools to learn about how planets orbit the Sun, to objects that teach us about how the Solar System formed.Planetarium tickets for this tour are now available here.
The Free Astronomy Public Tours are made possible with the generous support from the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics and the University of Toronto Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics.