by Ed Mizzi
On Friday evening, March 10, 2017, Hamilton Centre RASC members Ed Mizzi and Mark Smith made their way to the Grand Hall in Toronto, to attend the Astronomy on TAP event. This event was hosted by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto and the Graduate Astronomy Students Association (GASA).
The MC was Dr. Michael Reid, who once visited the Hamilton Centre to give a talk. He was very engaging and kept us laughing throughout the event. There were 3 speakers whose topics included Dark Matter, Star Formation (Radio Astronomy) and Cosmology and all were fascinating. In between speakers the organizing group engaged the audience in astronomy related trivia games, with prizes. The atmosphere was relaxed and attendees could sip on a cold beer or cocktail while listening to those on stage.
Astronomy on TAP is an ongoing program so watch for their next event. It’s well worth the trip and the time. Please see the 2 links below for more information, and sign up to receive information about future events, (under the Outreach tab). A big thank you goes to Roger Hill for bringing this to our attention via the Forum.