Events

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
8:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, June 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on June 22 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, June 23, 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.

OSC: Shoot the Moon Star Party

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

To the Moon and back! Show the Earth’s only natural satellite a little love by taking its picture with your smartphone or digital camera.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

CPSX Space Camp

Western: Summer Space Camp 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
In the summer months of July and August, the Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration (CPSX) at Western University offers a Space Science and Technology themed summer camp for children ages 9 to 11.
Katrina Ince Lum with Award

Open House and Awards Picnic at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Toronto Centre members and their families are cordially invited to attend the 20th Annual Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) Open House and RASC Toronto Centre Awards Picnic on Saturday, July 7th, 2018.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, July 7, 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 Night

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Thursday, July 12, 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.

ALCON 2018

ALCON 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Starfest

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

Stellafane

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.

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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on August 17 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 -
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 the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, August 25, 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 Speaker Night

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

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