Events

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, August 19, 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.

Toronto Chinatown

Dunlap Institute: Toronto Chinatown Festival

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Join the Dunlap Institute on August 20th at the Toronto Chinatown Festival (多伦多华埠节) where the theme for 2017 is "Meeting Across the Milky Way." Drop in and see the Sun through solar telescopes, learn how to safely look at the August 21 solar eclipse, talk to astronomers and more!
August Eclipse Slam!

Hamilton Youth Poets: August Eclipse Slam!

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Attention all Indigo children! On August 21st our earth will be experiencing a total solar eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun.

New Moon

New Moon - 2:30pm EDT

Monday, August 21, 2017

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

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, August 21, 2017 to Thursday, August 24, 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.

Partial solar eclipse by Tom Ruen

UofT: Solar Eclipse at the CNE

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

Join us on August 21 at the Canadian National Exhibition to view a partial solar eclipse. Get a free pair of eclipse glasses to let you view the eclipse safely and see the Sun through our solar telescopes.

OSC Solar Eclipse Party

OSC: Solar Eclipse Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre to safely observe the partial solar eclipse visible over Toronto.
Astronomical Event of the Decade

Vaughan Public Libraries: Astronomical Event of the Decade

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the biggest cosmic event of the year, a solar eclipse! We will be safely observing from the patio of the Civic Centre Resource Library.

Partial Solar Eclipse 2014, John Gauvreau

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

On Monday August 21, 2017 a partial solar eclipse will be visible from Hamilton and surrounding areas. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a rare and spectacular natural event.

York University Solar Fair

York University: Solar Fair

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
On August 21, 2017, join York University for SOLAR FAIR – an exciting celestial event where faculty, students, staff and community members will have a chance to live view the solar eclipse and the path of totality on a big screen.
Mississauga maximum eclipse

RASC Mississauga: Partial Solar Eclipse at Riverwood

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

On Monday August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States. In Mississauga, the eclipse will be partial.

Solar observing (YRA at RHPL)

York Region Astronomy: Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:45pm

Come see the partial solar eclipse with us at the Richmond Hill Library. This is a weather dependent event, so we hope for clear skies!

McMaster Space Initiative: Eclipse Viewing Party

McMaster Space Initiative: Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

On August 21st, the moon will cross the Sun's path providing us with a glorious view of a partial solar eclipse right here in Hamilton.

Adventures in the 7th Dimension

Fields Institute: Adventures in the 7th Dimension

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

In 7 dimensions there exist special shapes that may help us unlock the mysteries of the universe. Looking for this unique geometry is challenging, but nature holds a possible solution (specifically, bubbles and thermodynamics).

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on August 25 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, August 28, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 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.

UofT Planetarium: Voyager’s Odyssey: A Small Probe’s Adventures into Interstellar Space

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, August 29, 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!

RASC Hamilton: How the Cosmos Will Kill You

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

The stars of the night sky appear gentle, peaceful and unchanging. But this is a lie. The Universe is a violent and catastrophic place, with dozens of tools at its disposal to wipe out all life on Earth with almost no warning.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, September 9, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 13, 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.

SCOPE Logo

Deadline for Oct/Nov SCOPE Newsletter

Friday, September 15, 2017

Submit your articles for the SCOPE newsletter to the SCOPEeditor@rascto.ca.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 16, 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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, September 18, 2017 to Thursday, September 21, 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.

Pluto

Saltfleet Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Pluto has always been the favourite of many who have cast their thoughts out to the stars and planets.

Northern District Library: Science At The South Pole

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Imagine viewing the leftover light from the Big Bang while stationed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Professor Keith Vanderlinde from the University of Toronto has done just that.

New Moon

New Moon - 1:30am EDT

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

Earth

Autumnal Equinox

Friday, September 22, 2017

The earth's axis is perpendicular to its orbit with the North pole tipping away form the sun. In other words, the season is changing to Fall.

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