An astronaut floating in space with the earth visible at the bottom of the image

Our manifest galaxy: a performance about space exploration

Toronto Public Library / Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Is space ours to explore and conquer at any cost? Who gets to decide who colonizes space? And how do our journeys into space inform the way we see ourselves, and the way we treat our home, Earth?

Artist Pamela Neil, Anishinaabekwe social innovator Melanie Goodchild, and observational astrophysicist Renée Hlozek present ‘our manifest galaxy’, an oral performance designed to bring the audience squarely into the conversation about space exploration.

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