Events

Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Where do you find mountain ranges, craters and lava plains on the Moon? We'll be talking about common features, how we find them, and how we use cardinal directions on the Moon.
RAN ONLINE - April 07, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/U1y0naf9qEQ
Will Percival
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In his April 7 webcast, cosmologist Will Percival will use recent galaxy survey results to explore the vastness of space.
Astro Trivia Night!
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Attention savvy space fans! It’s time to show off how smart you are. On Tuesday, April 6, the Dunlap Institute will host Astro Trivia Night - live and online! Win cool prizes and learn fun facts from our all-star astronomers.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

We're back with our next online observing program! This time we'll be bringing you the Explore the Moon Observing Program. Anyone can join as we dive into craters and climb mountain ranges on our nearest neighbour.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Origins Institute
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Origins Institute at McMaster University invites you to their e-colloquia lecture series with upcoming speaker, Dr. Nathalie A. Cabrol, Director, SETI Institute Carl Sagan Center for Research.

Ask an Astronomer
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! Let us help you explore and understand the night sky!

Up in the Sky
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season.

Mary Beth Laychak
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Mary Beth Laychak, Director of Strategic Communications, CFHT

Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Archaeoastronomy can be defined as "the study of how people in the past have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they have used these phenomena, and what role the sky played in their cultures."
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Two Eyed Seeing: Hawai'ian Indigenous Astronomy & NASA Moon to Mars
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for an exciting live show on Hawai'ian Indigenous Astronomy including the revitalization of Wayfinding and traditional Hawai'ian methods of navigation.

The Life Cycle of Massive Stars
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This talk will explore the evolution of massive stars, starting from their birth to how they end their life in the form of a supernova.

RAN ONLINE - March 03, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/h7QNtVJP1vs
The Invisible Universe: Priyamvada Natarajan live webcast
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A hundred years ago, we believed that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, constituted the entire universe. We believed that the universe was stagnant.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Strange Signals: Fast Radio Bursts
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/O5ZfLXfm3J4
Ask an Astronomer Feb28
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! Let us help you explore and understand the night sky!

Up in the Sky Feb27
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season.

SEDS Ascension 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021

Are you ready to explore where your future in the space industry may be?

OSC Virtual Star Party
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/itMDoTaIAdo
All About Mars
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/8j_KUPBP0PE
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Mysteries of the Universe
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 11:30am to Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 8:00pm

Learn astronomy from leading research scientists across the globe!

Astronomy today, Framing the future
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/P36B8HWSPnA
Whispers From the Cosmos
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Katie Breivik is a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics, where she works to understand how gravitational wave observations can be used to study how black holes and neutron stars form.

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