It is a busy time! The big next event is the Transit of Mercury. But Mars is in the picture, nearing opposition. There are many wonderful deep sky objects (mostly in Virgo) to see this time of year.

At the Members Night held at the DDO on April 23, 2016, Chris Vaughan presented some suggested targets for May observing. Download the object description/notes document in PDF and the Sky Safari observing List. Clear skies!

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members to join an orientation get together – First Light.

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, May 2, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, May 5, 2016 (All day)

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.

Solar Observing

Saturday, May 7, 2016 -
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.

Transit of Mercury at the OSC

Monday, May 9, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for Astronomy Week with a special event on Monday—a rare Transit of Mercury.

Transit of Mercury at the CAO

Monday, May 9, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

You are invited to the transit of Mercury viewing party at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) in Blue Mountains.

Transit of Mercury at the DDO

Monday, May 9, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Weather permitting

Astronomy Week Solar Observing

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
Join us this week if skies are clear!

Speaker's Night: Earth's Battered Moon: Understanding how impacts from space have shaped our planet

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join Sara Mazrouei as she discusses our Moon and how its history is linked to the Earth’s distant past.