Events

Messier Marathon season

Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017
NASA Blue Marble West

UofT AstroTour: Special Earth Hour Event – In the Darkness There is Light

Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Prof. Suresh Sivanandam, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 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.

New Moon

New Moon - 10:57pm EDT

Monday, March 27, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Global Astronomy Month

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, April 1, 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.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, April 3, 2017 to Thursday, April 6, 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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm
Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of our Moon, the planets and more!
John Percy

Woodview Park Library: The Amazing Universe

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join Woodview Park Library as Dr. John Percy, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto discusses the amazing universe. Learn about the real universe and the study of it.

Rina Piccolo

Beaches Library: Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo.

Perimeter Institute: How to Bake Pi: Eugenia Cheng Public Lecture

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers.

NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017

See RAC's NEAF website rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

John Percy

Riverwood Conservancy: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Professor Emeritus John Percy for a look at how Toronto has become a world centre for astronomy research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the development of our country, our city, and the University of Toronto.

Commercial Space Blog: 2017 Yuri's Night World Space Party in Downtown Toronto

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
In Toronto, the Commercial Space Blog will be sponsoring a Yuri's Night Party at the Polish Combatants' Hall.

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