Events

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, January 15, 2018 to Thursday, January 18, 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.

The Story Collider

The Story Collider: Coming of Age

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Story Collider is returning to Toronto for another night of true, personal stories about science! This January, we'll present five stories about coming of age in science.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, January 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Observing from the city

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

Monday, January 22, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 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.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

ASX Star Talk: Computer Vision on Mars

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Modern computer vision technologies have been key to improving our understanding of the Red Planet over the past 15 years.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 24, 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.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe

Friday, January 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, January 27, 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.

RASC 150 logo

RASC 150 Years: National Star Party

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
1:00pm to 8:00pm

The celebration of the RASC's sesquicentennial will begin on January 27, 2018 with a cross-country star party that will combine solar and lunar observing, local Centre exhibits and displays, as well as many other festive events.

ASX - Into the Unknown

ASX Symposium: Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the 15th Annual Symposium organized by ASX and this year's theme is: "Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration"

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
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

Mississauga Central Library: Universal Misconceptions: From Basics to Big Bang

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

As part of the UTM Lecture Me! series, Prof. John Percy provides a profusely-illustrated, non-technical, light-hearted talk that gently corrects a variety of “heavenly errors,” from basic concepts to the birth of the universe.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: The Birth, Life, and Bizarre Death of Stars

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

We owe our existence to the sun and stars. The atoms in our body are created by stars. The sun's energy makes life possible.

Rob Moore

Perimeter Institute: A Material World – Building a Future from the Atoms Up

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Stone Age to the Silicon Age, nothing has had a more profound influence on the world than our understanding of the materials around us.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research. Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, February 9, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, February 12, 2018 to Thursday, February 15, 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.

WPSE 2018 Conference

Women in Planetary Science and Exploration: WPSE 2018 Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

WPSE 2018 is an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their recent findings in the field of planetary science and exploration.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, February 19, 2018 to Thursday, February 22, 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.

Winter WonderLearn

Clarington Public Library: Winter WonderLearn

Monday, February 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

The RASC - Toronto Centre will be an active participant at the annual Winter WonderLearn held in Courtice.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 21, 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, February 24, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
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

Pape/Danforth Library: Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Birth of the Universe

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

People have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research. Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, March 12, 2018 to Thursday, March 15, 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.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, March 19, 2018 to Thursday, March 22, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 21, 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.

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