Events

Astronomy Week Solar Observing (GO for Friday)

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Join us this week if skies are clear!

Ontario Science Centre: International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30pm
Join us as we celebrate International Astronomy Day with a fun-filled day – and night – of exciting programs and experiences for visitors of all ages.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

International Astronomy Day - Star Party at the Ontario Science Centre

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Observe the stars via telescope with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 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, May 2, 2017 -
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 our Moon, the planets and more!
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, May 6, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, May 13, 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.

ASX: What ifs: Scientific Poster Competition

ASX: What ifs: Scientific Poster Competition

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
What ifs Scientific Poster Competition is a competition organized by the Astronomy and Space Exploration Society (ASX) to provide students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to explore the field of astronomy and space science.

Texas Star Party

Sunday, May 21, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

Prude Ranch near Fort Davis, Texas
https://texasstarparty.org/

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, May 29, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, June 3, 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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
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 our Moon, the planets and more!
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, June 10, 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, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 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.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, June 26, 2017 to Thursday, June 29, 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.

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