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City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, May 21, 2018 to Thursday, May 24, 2018

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.

The Sky This Month Apr 25 - May 22, 2018
At the April 25, 2018 meeting of the Toronto Centre, Denis Grey presented the highlights for the night sky to watch for in the upcoming month.
Out Of This World

2018 marks a century-and-a-half of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's promotion of astronomy and allied sciences in Canada.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -
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, May 26, 2018 -
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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Thursday, June 14, 2018

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

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, June 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on June 22 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Janakan Sivasubramanium

Speaker's Night: Active Galaxies: A Hunt to Understand What Feeds These Galactic Monsters

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/yVjYbLStU2A
Thin Meniscus Mirrors

On April 25, 2018, at the Toronto Centre's Recreational Astronomy Night, Tom Otvos gave a presentation on the difficulties and rewards of building a meniscus mirror for his new telescope.

Video: Update Report on the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory

Phil Chow gave and update report on the upcoming 20-year celebration and upgrades at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO).

The Icy and Watery Worlds of our Solar System

On April 11, 2018, Jacob Kloos, a PhD Candidate at York University, gave a presentation to the RASC - Toronto Centre on the abundance of water in our Solar System and the implications for the possibility of finding life.

Observing Report on "A Sunset"

On March 21, 2018, Ron Macnaughton gave a report on his observations of a simple sunset.

Dual Solar and Lunar ISS Transit Capture

Jim Chung, a Toronto Centre RASC member, spoke of how he got a world first by capturing the International Space Station's solar and lunar transit on the same day at the same location within a time frame of 90 minutes.