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  1. 1935: David Dunlap Observatory Opening

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    At the time of this archival footage from the University of Toronto, only the Mt. Wilson Observatory hosted a larger telescope than the 1.9m telescope David Dunlap Observatory. In this video, you…

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    • Backstage with ABC’s Robyn Williams Interviewing James Graham About Planet Imaging

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      This video shows the other side of a professional radio show. Robyn Williams, a veteran Science Journalist from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation uses an old hand-held microphone from the 50’s. Some…

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      • Chasing Stardust with Cool Technology

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        Humans often don't realize that they can sense more than visible light. They feel infrared radiation as heat, which is also another form of light. Over the past few decades, there has been an…

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        • Copernicus's Search For A More Perfect Heaven

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          Best-selling non-fiction author and science writer Dava Sobel takes us on her trip to Poland to discover for ourselves where Copernicus worked, how the people around him lived and interacted with…

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          • Cosmology 101, by Dr. Adrienne Erickcek

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            Nearly 400,000 years after the Big Bang, electrons and protons formed the first hydrogen atoms, and the Universe became transparent. The photons that were released at that time form the cosmic microwave…

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            • Dark Matter 101, by Dr. Anne-Marie Weijmans

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              Dark matter plays an important role in our Universe: without it, galaxies and stars could not have formed. Through gravitational instabilities, the initially smooth distribution of dark matter in…

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              • Doing Research on the Theoretical Side of Astrophysics at UofT

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                Since 1984, the University of Toronto has been hosting the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which has grown to comprise 6 professors and 25 post-docs. CITA astrophysicists…

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                • Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School

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                  Every year, the Dunlap Institute holds its Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School at the University of Toronto. The school is an intensive week of lectures and hands-on labs, designed…

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                  • Early 1930s Telescope Construction

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                    Before the Dunlap Institute, there was the David Dunlap Observatory. Built by the University of Toronto in farmland 22km North of the University of Toronto's main campus, the David Dunlap Observatory…

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                    • Free Astronomy Public Lectures on UofT Downtown Toronto Campus

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                      On the evening of the first Thursday of most months, two of the Astronomy graduate students run the show on our downtown Toronto campus. Jamil Shariff and Ilana MacDonald give you an hour with a…

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                      • From Undergraduate Courses to Research at UofT's Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics

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                        Of the three units involved in Astronomy at UofT, the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics is the one that handles all the teaching. But there's more to the Department than undergraduate…

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                        • From UofT's David Dunlap Observatory...

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                          A few decades after the construction of the David Dunlap Observatory, the farmland around Richmond Hill turned into suburbs, and light pollution had become an issue. Gradually, the faculty moved from…

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