Events

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/0yhCOGEk3hI
Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Science Slam TO

IdeaMosaic: Science Slam TO

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Come out and join us for an evening of laughs and science! Hear science enthusiasts to talk about their passion for science in a unique way. A song, stand-up, comedy skit, spoken word. The possibilities are endless!

Winter WonderLearn

Clarington Public Library: Winter WonderLearn

Monday, February 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

The RASC - Toronto Centre will be an active participant at the annual Winter WonderLearn held in Courtice.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, February 19, 2018 to Thursday, February 22, 2018

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.

WPSE 2018 Conference

Women in Planetary Science and Exploration: WPSE 2018 Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

WPSE 2018 is an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their recent findings in the field of planetary science and exploration.

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

Friday, February 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
2018 Winter Star Party

Winter Star Party

Monday, February 12, 2018 to Saturday, February 17, 2018
Science Needs Women

OSC: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Sunday, February 11, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us February 11 for special programming to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, February 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Saturday, February 10, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Showtime: 3:00pm

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, February 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, February 9, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Binbrook Conservation Area by David Tym

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Mallincams: For Outreach and Observing in Light Polluted Areas

Thursday, February 8, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

As light pollution impacts the abilities of amateur astronomers to view with their telescopes anything faint in cities or the suburbs, they are forced to drive greater distances to reach dark sites.

Speaker's Night - Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/-W2oHKI4YFo
Robert Spekkens

Perimeter Institute: The riddle of the quantum sphinx: Robert Spekkens public lecture (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Science is like puzzle-solving. Making sense of quantum theory is a particularly thorny kind of brain-twister, with more than its fair share of mysteries.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: The Birth, Life, and Bizarre Death of Stars

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

We owe our existence to the sun and stars. The atoms in our body are created by stars. The sun's energy makes life possible.

John Percy

Mississauga Central Library: Universal Misconceptions: From Basics to Big Bang

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

As part of the UTM Lecture Me! series, Prof. John Percy provides a profusely-illustrated, non-technical, light-hearted talk that gently corrects a variety of “heavenly errors,” from basic concepts to the birth of the universe.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Monday, February 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Showtime: 3:00pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, February 3, 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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

ASX - Into the Unknown

ASX Symposium: Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration (CANCELLED)

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the 15th Annual Symposium organized by ASX and this year's theme is: "Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration"

Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

UofT AstroTour: Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Magnetars are some of the most extreme objects in the known universe. Though small in size, they possess the strongest magnetic fields in the universe and are the densest objects known.

Laura Parker

RASC Hamilton: The Dark Universe

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.
Alanna Mitchell

RCIS Lecture: The Spinning Magnet

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

With Alanna Mitchell, acclaimed science journalist, author and contributor to CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks.

RASC 150 logo

RASC 150 Years: National Star Party

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/uN7IKkRwBK0

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