Events

UofT Planetarium: Voyager’s Odyssey: A Small Probe’s Adventures into Interstellar Space

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Pluto

Turner Park Library: The Past, Present and Future of Planet 9

Thursday, September 28, 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.

Jill Tarter

OSC Great Conversations: A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Jill Tarter, Bernard Oliver Chair, SETI Institute

Gaia Satellite

ASX Star Talk: The Gaia Satellite: Mapping the Milky Way in 3D

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Professor Jo Bovy, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Galactic Astrophysics in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Department of the University of Toronto

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of our Moon, the planets and more!

Fort York Library: Introduction to Astronomy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a talk on Astronomy. If the weather permits, there will be an opportunity to look through a telescope and view the evening sky.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

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.

Artist's concept of a near-Earth object

Solar System Social #6

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solar System Social (@SolarSystemTO) is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public in the form of short, informative, and interesting talks that last about 20 minutes each.
Catherine Woodford

RASC Mississauga: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Get an up-close and personal take on the Gravitational Waves discovery that has changed science for the better.

Earth

Autumnal Equinox

Friday, September 22, 2017

The earth's axis is perpendicular to its orbit with the North pole tipping away form the sun. In other words, the season is changing to Fall.

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: 2 minutes and 18 seconds in the Shadow of the Moon

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Imagine the air cools, the sky darkens, the birds stop singing and the stars come out at noon. For a lucky few who have been in the path of a total solar eclipse their imagination becomes reality as they experience one of nature’s most spectacular events.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
7:30pm 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.

Eatonville Library: After School Club SPECIAL: Celestial Storms

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Ontario Science Centre's Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell presents an interactive talk for Science Literacy Week!

Annette Street Library: Science Literacy Week: Astronomy Talk for Kids

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Rachel Ward-Maxwell, Researcher-Programmer in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Ontario Science Centre, presents "Celestial Storms."
New Moon

New Moon - 1:30am EDT

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

Northern District Library: Science At The South Pole

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Imagine viewing the leftover light from the Big Bang while stationed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Professor Keith Vanderlinde from the University of Toronto has done just that.

Diana Valencia

Runnymede Library: From Earth to Super-Earths and Beyond

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

It has been a little over 20 years that we know there are planets around other stars and 10 years that we know there are solid planets around other stars with the first super-Earth discovered: GJ876d.

Pluto

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

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Barbara Frum Library: York University Science Talks: Astronomy and the Extinction of Dinosaurs

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fossils show us that millions of years ago giant reptiles roamed the Earth. Yet, where are they now?

UofT Planetarium: Voyager’s Odyssey: A Small Probe’s Adventures into Interstellar Space

Friday, September 15, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

SCOPE Logo

Deadline for Oct/Nov SCOPE Newsletter

Friday, September 15, 2017

Submit your articles for the SCOPE newsletter to the SCOPEeditor@rascto.ca.

Nerd Nite Toronto

Nerd Nite Toronto: Spaced and Confused: A Hypnotic Journey

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Nerd Nite is back! Sam and Erez are thrilled to present the first nite of the 2017-18 season: Spaced and Confused: A Hypnotic Journey!

Be there and be square!

City Hall Library: The science behind Earth-like planets

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Have you ever wondered whether we're alone in the cosmos? For thousands of years, we have only been able to speculate.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, September 9, 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.

RASC Hamilton: How the Cosmos Will Kill You

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

The stars of the night sky appear gentle, peaceful and unchanging. But this is a lie. The Universe is a violent and catastrophic place, with dozens of tools at its disposal to wipe out all life on Earth with almost no warning.

AstroTour - How to Fly a Telescope

UofT AstroTour: How to Fly a Telescope

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

We’ve all heard about ground-based telescopes and space telescopes, but what about telescopes that are flown on balloons? What do they do? How do they work? Why do we use them?

Explore the Night Sky Astronomy Course

RASC Mississauga: Explore the Night Sky Astronomy Course

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization and The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) present this four night course open to budding astronomers ages 12 and up.

August 29th Astronomy Night

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm
Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of our Moon, the planets and more!
Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
8:00pm 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.

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