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Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, July 24, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017

See the milky way and galaxies with the unaided eye. Point your telescope to find the many dim deep space objects that sprinkle the sky. Away from Toronto's light polution, there is so much to see.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 28 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

OSC Summer of Space

National Star Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

On this date, public star parties will be held across the country in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.

Dunlap Institute observing

UofT: Canada 150 Star Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm

The Canada 150 Star Party at the University of Toronto will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Join us for this FREE telescope viewing night!

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, July 31, 2017 to Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hover above the moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

OSC Solar Eclipse Party

Solar Eclipse Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Safely observe the Moon passing between the Earth and the Sun, blocking 70% of its light over Toronto.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the YouTube video
Fire in the Sky - Reporting Fireballs
RASC Toronto Centre member Bryon Czarnik discusses why and how to report a fireball in the sky.
Creation and Evolution of an Observatory - Pic du Midi
RASC Toronto Centre member Charline Norgrove discusses the enormous challenges astronomers faced in building an observatory on the top of the Pic du Midi mountain, in France, and how it evolved from 1851 onward to the present day.
Astronomical Adventures with the Naked Camera
RASC Toronto Centre member Patrick McDonald explains how anyone can take amazing astronomical photographs with a simple DSLR camera and a few extra pieces of equipment.
Is Martian weather any different than winter in Canada?
Video of the Speaker's Night from May 10, 2017 featuring Casey Moore
The Great American Eclipse: What you need to know to be ready
Michael Watson gave a talk on the "Great American Eclipse" for the Recreational Astronomy Night on April 26, 2017
Eye safety and selecting solar filters
Dr. Ralph Chou gave a talk about eye safety and solar filters for the Recreational Astronomy Night on April 26, 2017
Colliding Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
Video of the Speaker's Night from April 12, 2017 featuring Harald Pfeiffer