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UofT Scarborough

UofT Scarborough: Guided Solar Walk & Observatory Tour

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm to Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:30pm

Spend an evening with the planets at U of T Scarborough! A free event for four nights only.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, July 19, 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.

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.

National Star Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:30pm

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday since Confederation, the RASC and the Fédération des Astronomes Amateurs du Québec (FAAQ) are sponsoring a first – a National Star Party.

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.

George Conidis

S. Walter Stewart Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Most galaxies enjoy the company of other galaxies and organize into various shapes known as the "cosmic web." Many of them also like to spin ? creating beautiful disks of stars and gas.

Robin Metcalfe

Lillian H. Smith Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: How to Get to Mars

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

For decades NASA has been sending orbiters, landers and rovers to Mars for research and exploration, and the agency is aiming to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

Patrick Hall

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Quasars are the brightest objects in our Universe and are formed when matter spirals into supermassive black holes. They contain rotating disks as big as our solar system and hotter than the Sun.

Algonquin Radio Observatory

UofT AstroTour: Using Interstellar Plasma Lenses as Billion Kilometre Telescopes

Thursday, July 6, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

Fifty years ago, two radio telescopes across Canada were combined to achieve the resolution of a telescope 3000 km across, a technique now known as VLBI.