Events

Mars rover

OSC: Rover Exploration Challenge

Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Embark on an expedition to determine whether a planet could support human life.

Mars 2003-08-26

RASC Hamilton: Mars Outreach

Friday, July 27, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

By the end of July the red planet will be the closest and brightest it has been in 15 years.

MarsFest

OSC Star Party - MarsFest

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 1:00am

See Mars at its best and brightest! Mars will be closer than it has been in 15 years and we’re celebrating with an evening star party.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, July 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Mars at opposition

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars is in the most favourable position to observe in 2018 and is due south at local midnight. 

Yvette Cendes

Brentwood Library: Supernovae - Witnessing Cosmic Explosions

Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy. But how does a supernova happen? What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way?

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Mars Extravaganza 2018

York University Observatory: Mars Extravaganza 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:00pm to Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:45pm

Come join the Allan I. Carswell team at York University to view Mars at opposition. Mars will appear brighter then it has been for 15 years and will not be this bright again until 2035!

Roberto Abraham

S. Walter Stewart Library: Finding Your Place in Space and Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

In this talk, Prof. Roberto Abraham will will try to give you a "cosmic perspective," by describing what we know about the nature of the Universe and your place in it.

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Out Of This World

Propeller Gallery: Out Of This World - Artist Talks and Star Party in Lisgar Park

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Join us in the gallery at 7:00pm for informal talks by artists about their work. Follow us outside to Lisgar Park across the street when it gets dark - where members of the RASC and York University will set up telescopes.
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (NO GO for Saturday)

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 21 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

David Saint-Jacques

OSC: Conversation with an Astronaut!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
11:15am to 12:15pm

Excited about space exploration? Meet Quebec-born Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. He’ll be flying to the International Space Station on his first mission “Perspective” on December 20.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Midnight Astronomy (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 8:30pm to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Receive a detailed introduction to the basics of Astronomy through an indoor presentation. Learn your way around the night sky in an amazing portable planetarium.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/ohdMPJbMcK8
Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
9:00pm 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.

Campus & Cosmos - Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Discover how Toronto became the “centre of the universe” for astronomical research, education, and public outreach over the last 150+ years.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Out Of This World

Propeller Gallery: Out Of This World - Curators’ Panel Discussion

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join us on Saturday July 14, from 1:30-3:00pm for a Curators’ Panel Discussion: Understanding Astronomical Images, with Paul Delaney, York University.

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

Friday, July 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

ALCON 2018

ALCON 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, July 9, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:45pm

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.

Spotlight on Women in Science

OSC: If She Can See It, She Can Be It

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Scientists on Screen: Representations of women in STEM in popular media matter.
Scientist Sketches: What does a scientist look like? A scientist looks like YOU!
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Katrina Ince Lum with Award

Open House and Awards Picnic at the E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Toronto Centre members and their families are cordially invited to attend the 20th Annual Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) Open House and RASC Toronto Centre Awards Picnic on Saturday, July 7th, 2018.
The Story Collider - LGBTQ in STEM

The Story Collider: LGBTQ+ in STEM

Thursday, July 5, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
This July, in celebration of the first international LGBTQ STEM Day, The Story Collider will present five true, personal stories about science from members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Out Of This World

Propeller Gallery: Out Of This World - Opening Reception

Thursday, July 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
(with telescopes! weather permitting... and astronomically-themed music from the 17th and 18th centuries)
International Pride in STEM Day

OSC: International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM

Thursday, July 5, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us as we recognize the first International Pride in STEM day with an afternoon of activities and a Science Slam featuring LGBTQ+ speakers.

CPSX Space Camp

Western: Summer Space Camp 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
In the summer months of July and August, the Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration (CPSX) at Western University offers a Space Science and Technology themed summer camp for children ages 9 to 11.

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