Events

John Percy

Riverwood Conservancy: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Professor Emeritus John Percy for a look at how Toronto has become a world centre for astronomy research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the development of our country, our city, and the University of Toronto.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, April 8, 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.

NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017

See RAC's NEAF website rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.

Pauline Barmby

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Astronomically Big Data with Pauline Barmby

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
This talk will focus on the past, present, and future of big data in astronomy.
Rina Piccolo

Beaches Library: Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo.

Perimeter Institute - How to Bake Pi poster

Perimeter Institute: How to Bake Pi: Eugenia Cheng Public Lecture (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers.

John Percy

Woodview Park Library: The Amazing Universe

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join Woodview Park Library as Dr. John Percy, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto discusses the amazing universe. Learn about the real universe and the study of it.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, April 4, 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 (NO GO)

Monday, April 3, 2017 to Thursday, April 6, 2017

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, April 1, 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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017

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 - 10:57pm EDT

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

Earth at Night (NASA)

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

NASA Blue Marble West

UofT AstroTour: Special Earth Hour Event – In the Darkness There is Light

Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Prof. Suresh Sivanandam, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Messier Marathon season

Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

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