Events

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

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.

Meteors - Adrian Pelletier, 2016. Free Nature Stock.

Joint Toronto Centre - Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Association Hike & Observing

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 11:00pm

CAO is holding a joint fundraising event for our members and members of the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Volunteers. These are the people who tend the trail near CAO and have visited us for an astronomy night last year.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, August 17, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Saturday)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both August 17th and 18th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Venus at maximum elongation

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
12:00am to 12:00pm

Venus will be in the west at sunset. Venus will be the brightest object in the sky after the moon and the sun.

Bat Walk

High Park at Night: Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations and the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our new telescope!
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/OW6QVd_U44E
Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, August 14, 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Perseid Meteor Shower (201508130001HQ)

OSC Star Party - Catch a Falling Star

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

Heads up! Literally. You won’t want to miss the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 11 and 12. Find out what causes these fast-moving meteors to appear in our summer sky — and maybe even spot a few!

The Milky Way, Photo Credit: Matthew Mannering

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: View the Perseid Meteor Shower

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

Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at the Binbrook Conservation Area from 8:00 to 11:00pm on Saturday August 11.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Cielo

TIFF: CIELO

Friday, August 10, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Director Alison McAlpine's sublime non-fiction film takes us to Chile's Atacama Desert, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate the splendour of the night sky.

Starfest

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

Stellafane

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

#STEMCamp: All Things Space

hEr VOLUTION: #STEMCamp: All Things Space (WAITLIST)

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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

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.

Mount Kobau Star Party

Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars (SOLD OUT)

Friday, August 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Science on Tap Hamilton

McMaster: Science on Tap Hamilton

Friday, August 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm

Join scientists from McMaster University’s Physics and Astronomy Department for an entertaining night filled with scientific discussion, trivia, and beer.

Dragonfly/Hubble composite

UofT AstroTour: Discovering new galaxies through the eyes of a Dragonfly

Thursday, August 2, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:30pm

When we observe the universe we see light from stars, gas and galaxies, but this makes up merely 4% of the universe.

Bat Walk

High Park at Night: Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations and the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our new telescope!
Mars Extravaganza 2018

York University Observatory: Mars Extravaganza 2018

Monday, July 30, 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!

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.

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.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

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.

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