Events

Dark Matter Day

Dunlap Instute: Dark Matter Day

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Dark matter is puzzling. We can't see or touch it, but we believe it makes up about 85% of the matter in the Universe. Canadian astronomers are at the forefront of the search for the true nature of this elusive substance.

Phil Plaitt

Yukon Centre: Phil Plait - Beyond Northern Lights (WEBEX)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:00pm to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Join the Yukon Centre with special guest Dr. Phil Plait from 10:00pm–midnight (EDT). Come discover the mysteries of our northern skies and what can be seen when the northern lights can’t.

UofT Planetarium: Halloween Themed Planetarium Show (kid friendly)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Showtimes: 1:00pm and 2:30pm

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Public Outreach Astronomy and Stargazing

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers between 7:00 and 11:00pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre located just off Casablanca in Grimsby.

UofT Planetarium: Halloween Themed Planetarium Show (kid friendly)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:30pm

Showtimes: 11:00am and 12:30pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, October 21, 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.

Orionids Meteors

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, October 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm

New Moon

New Moon - 3:12pm EDT

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

George Conidis

S. Walter Stewart Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Most galaxies enjoy the company of other galaxies and organize into various shapes known as the "cosmic web." Many of them also like to spin - creating beautiful disks of stars and gas.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, October 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm

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 pollution, there is so much to see.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, October 14, 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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, October 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm

CAO 2017 Fall Work Party - October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
With the hot summer temperatures that we’re enjoying right now, it’s hard to imagine that winter is just around the corner and it’s time once again to plan for the Fall Work Party at the Toronto Centre’s E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO).

Jane/Dundas Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

Gerrard/Ashdale Library: Star-Gazing

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join two University of Toronto astronomers for an evening of star-gazing. We'll teach you the basics of how to find your way around the night sky, finding constellations, planets, and more.

John Moores

Lillian H. Smith Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: How to Get to Mars

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

For decades NASA has been sending orbiters, landers and rovers to Mars for research and exploration, and the agency is aiming to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

World Wide Star Count

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/RTeEyn0VG3k
Patrick Hall

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Quasars are the brightest objects in our Universe and are formed when matter spirals into supermassive black holes. They contain rotating disks as big as our solar system and hotter than the Sun.

A Celebration of Saturn

OSC Star Party - A Celebration of Saturn

Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the live stream of Matt Russo's talk “Harmony of the Rings” at 8:00pm https://www.youtube.com/c/SYSTEMSounds
M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, October 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Planet Hop from TRAPPIST-1e

UofT AstroTour: The Long Path Towards Finding Habitable Exo-Worlds

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Although we are still decades away from discovering life on worlds outside of our own solar system, much progress is being made today to identify the best potential candidates for hosting such life.

Pluto

Westdale Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Pluto has always been the favourite of many who have cast their thoughts out to the stars and planets.

St. James Town Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

The Universe's Baby Picture

Ismaili Centre: The Universe’s Baby Picture: An Evening with Professor David Spergel

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Observations of the microwave background, the left-over heat from the big bang, are snapshots of the universe only three hundred thousand years after the big bang.

Perimeter Institute: A new view on gravity and the dark side of the cosmos

Perimeter Institute: A new view on gravity and the dark side of the cosmos: Erik Verlinde Public Lecture (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Are we standing on the brink of a new scientific revolution that will radically change our views on space, time, and gravity?

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy discusses how and why astronomy was important to early civilizations ranging from the seagoing Polynesians, to the builders of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, to our own First Nations.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on September 30 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

RASC Toronto Centre Logo

Fiscal Year End

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fiscal year end of the RASC Toronto Centre.

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