Events

Observing from the city

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

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Thursday, July 19, 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, July 18, 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.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Midnight Astronomy (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 8:30pm to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Receive a detailed introduction to the basics of Astronomy through an indoor presentation. Learn your way around the night sky in an amazing portable planetarium.

David Saint-Jacques

OSC: Conversation with an Astronaut!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
11:15am to 12:15pm

Excited about space exploration? Meet Quebec-born Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. He’ll be flying to the International Space Station on his first mission “Perspective” on December 20.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, July 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 20 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Out Of This World

Propeller Gallery: Out Of This World - Artist Talks and Star Party in Lisgar Park

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Join us in the gallery at 7:00pm for informal talks by artists about their work. Follow us outside to Lisgar Park across the street when it gets dark - where members of the RASC and York University will set up telescopes.
Roberto Abraham

S. Walter Stewart Library: Finding Your Place in Space and Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

In this talk, Prof. Roberto Abraham will will try to give you a "cosmic perspective," by describing what we know about the nature of the Universe and your place in it.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Mars Extravaganza 2018

York University Observatory: Mars Extravaganza 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:00pm to Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:45pm

Come join the Allan I. Carswell team at York University to view Mars at opposition. Mars will appear brighter then it has been for 15 years and will not be this bright again until 2035!

Yvette Cendes

Brentwood Library: Supernovae - Witnessing Cosmic Explosions

Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy. But how does a supernova happen? What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way?

Mars at opposition

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars is in the most favourable position to observe in 2018 and is due south at local midnight. 

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, July 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

OSC Star Party - MarsFest

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 1:00am

See Mars at its best and brightest! Mars will be closer than it has been in 15 years and we’re celebrating with an evening star party.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, July 28, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Event - Mars Opposition (WAITLIST)

Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
The Mars Opposition is our best opportunity to observe the Red Planet for the next several years. Join us at the David Dunlap Observatory to stage the next Martian Invasion of Richmond Hill.
International Astronomical Youth Camp

International Astronomical Youth Camp

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week-long summer camp in the UK aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere.

Mount Kobau Star Party

Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 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.

#STEMCamp: All Things Space

hEr VOLUTION: #STEMCamp: All Things Space

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

STEM Camp will introduce children to the basics of astronomy, geology, geography, and engineering.

Jennifer West

Brentwood Library: Revealing The Invisible Universe With Radio Telescopes

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

For thousands of years, people have gazed up at the sky without realizing its hidden secrets: that most of the stuff out in space cannot be seen with our eyes!

Stellafane

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

Starfest

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, August 11, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Event - Perseid Meteor Shower Eve (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Perseids are the most reliably visible meteor shower at the most favorable part of the summer, the weekend of August 11th, at New Moon.

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile

Perseid meteors

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Thursday, August 16, 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.

York University: Astro Workshop 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:30am to Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Join an experienced team of astronomy educators for a professional development workshop that will improve your skills, material, and confidence in teaching astronomy!

Renée Hložek

S. Walter Stewart Library: The Big, Dark and Beautiful Universe

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
We are living in an incredible time in the life of the universe! Dr. Renée Hložek talks about the mysterious contents of the universe, including dark energy and dark matter and how they shape how our universe as it evolves with time.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 15, 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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