Events

August Eclipse Slam!

Hamilton Youth Poets: August Eclipse Slam!

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Attention all Indigo children! On August 21st our earth will be experiencing a total solar eclipse.

Toronto Chinatown

Dunlap Institute: Toronto Chinatown Festival

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Join the Dunlap Institute on August 20th at the Toronto Chinatown Festival (多伦多华埠节) where the theme for 2017 is "Meeting Across the Milky Way." Drop in and see the Sun through solar telescopes, learn how to safely look at the August 21 solar eclipse, talk to astronomers and more!
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, August 19, 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.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, August 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

The Milky Way, Everett Cairns

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: View the Perseid Meteor Shower

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Watch the Perseids meteor shower with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at the Binbrook Conservation Area from 8 to 11pm on Saturday August 12.

ActiveDays Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower (SOLD OUT - WAITLIST ONLY)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:30am
Join us on a trip from downtown Toronto to dark skies to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Astronomical Event of the Decade

Vaughan Public Libraries: Solar Eclipse Information Session

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

The upcoming solar eclipse is fast approaching! For information on what it is and how to safely observe it, attend this information session hosted by RASC Toronto Centre member Chris Vaughan.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO-GO)

Saturday, August 12, 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.

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile

Perseid meteors

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, August 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video on YouTube

Barton Library: Hamilton Amateur Astronomers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

How many stars are in our galaxy? Which planet is most like Earth? Find out these answers and so much more from Hamilton Amateur Astronomers.

Jennifer West

Northern District Library: The Great North American Eclipse

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Dr. Jennifer West as she discusses a brief history of eclipse viewing. Learn about the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in Toronto on August 21, 2017.

Butterfly Nebula NGC 6302

UofT Knox College: An Astronomical Potpourri

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:30am to Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
Now in its 24th year, the Knox College Summer Program is a non-degree morning lecture series for the curious mind. The series focuses on diverse subjects with lectures presented by experts in their fields.

Partial lunar eclipse

Monday, August 7, 2017

Heritage Toronto

Heritage Toronto: Campus & Cosmos: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
A Heritage Toronto walking tour of significant astronomical sites on and around the University of Toronto's St. George Campus.
Jennifer West

Beaches Library: Solar Eclipses with Dr. Jennifer West

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Dr. Jennifer West as she discusses the phenomenon of solar eclipses in preparation for the solar eclipse on Monday August 21st.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, July 31, 2017 -
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.

Dunlap Institute observing

UofT: Canada 150 Star Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm

The Canada 150 Star Party at the University of Toronto will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Join us for this FREE telescope viewing night!

RASC Mississauga: National Astronomy Star Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Come out and observe the universe at the Riverwood Conservancy!

OSC Summer of Space

National Star Party

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

On this date, public star parties will be held across the country in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.

Library Observatory Night

The Blue Mountains Public Library: Library Observatory Night

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 11:00pm
Join us for a night of learning and exploration with a lecture at L.E. Shore Memorial Library, Astronomy – The Art, followed by a trip to the Carr Observatory to view the planets, galaxies and stars.
Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System – Moons, asteroids, comets and other small rocky objects

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Friday)

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 28 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:30pm

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 polution, there is so much to see.

New Moon

New Moon - 5:46am EDT

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

ALMA

UofT Annual AstroTour Keynote: New Ways to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm

How common is life in the universe? Is there other intelligent life? For over 50 years, astronomers have been conducting the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

Mount Kobau Star Party

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Near Osoyoos, British Columbia
http://www.mksp.ca/

John Percy

Toronto Reference Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we recognize Canada's 150th birthday, in this profusely-illustrated and non-technical presentation, where you will discover how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach.

Starfest

Thursday, July 20, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017

River Place Park, Ayton
http://www.nyaa.ca/starfest.html

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