Events

Kevin Salwach

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: The Top 10 Most Influential People in Space History

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join Kevin Salwach as he counts down his list of the 10 Most Influential People in space history – the scientists, engineers, politicians, and of course the astronauts themselves, whose efforts have resulted in the success of humanity’s journey from home to explore the cosmos.
M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm and 8:10pm

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
8:30pm to 11:30pm

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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
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 our Moon, the planets and more!
Cheryl Bartlett

UTM: We, Together: Integrative Science and Two-Eyed Seeing

Monday, June 5, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Prof. Cheryl Bartlett was co-developer of "Integrative Science" and of "Two-Eyed Seeing," and was one of the organizers of International Year of Astronomy in Canada. In this sesquicentennial year, when Aboriginal culture and education require our attention, her work is of special interest.
Artist's concept of a near-Earth object

Solar System Social: Asteroids, Beer & Meteorites

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Solar System Social is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public in form of short, informative, and interesting talks that last about 15 minutes each.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, June 3, 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.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Friday)

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on June 2 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Supernova 1987A

UofT AstroTour: The Life and Times of Supernova 1987A

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
Thirty years ago, the world was dazzled by the discovery of the fiery explosion of a dying star, called Supernova 1987A. This supernova was the brightest observed since the invention of the telescope 400 years ago, and the explosion and remnant has been actively studied ever since.
Jennifer West

Northern District Library: Orchardviewers: What Happens When all the Dark Places are Gone?

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Spend the afternoon with Dr. Jennifer West, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the University of Toronto. Dr. West will speak about the importance of preserving dark skies and dark sky preserves.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
8:30pm 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.

CAO 2017 Spring Work Party

Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

It’s that time of year again…..time to get the Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) ready for another season of observing for our members.

RASC Mississauga: Exoplanetary Update: Proxima Centauri b

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00pm

Speaker: Professor Paul Delaney, York University

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, May 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

New Moon

New Moon - 3:44pm EDT

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, May 24, 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.

Star Trails

First light spring 2017 (3/3)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

If you have joined RASC Toronto Centre in the years of 2016 and 2017 and have yet to attend an orientation get-together, we would like to formally welcome you to the society and to provide information about the activities and opportunities within

Vicky Kalogera

CITA Sackler Lecture: Einstein’s Waves: New Cosmic Sounds (POSTPONED)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

This event has been postponed to the fall. A new date will be set at a later time.

Texas Star Party

Sunday, May 21, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

Prude Ranch near Fort Davis, Texas
https://texasstarparty.org/

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, May 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Friday)

Friday, May 19, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on May 19 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Michael De Robertis

S. Walter Stewart Library: Pseudoscience and the Paranormal

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Though we live in the most technologically advanced society in history, belief in pseudoscience and the paranormal has never been more popular.

Untangling the Cosmos

CIFAR: Untangling the Cosmos: How Research is Changing Our Understanding of the Universe

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:30pm

“The most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible.”
 — Albert Einstein

S. Walter Stewart Library: Science At The South Pole

Monday, May 15, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The quest for ever-clearer views of the sky has driven astronomers to put telescopes in some pretty remote places, ranging from arid deserts, to the tops of mountains, and even the middle of Antarctica.

SCOPE Logo

Deadline for Jun/July SCOPE Newsletter

Monday, May 15, 2017

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

Science Slam

SciCommTO: Science Slam for Science Rendezvous After Dark

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

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!

Heritage Toronto

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
A Heritage Toronto walking tour of significant astronomical sites on and around the University of Toronto's St. George Campus.
UofT Science Rendezvous

UofT: Science Rendezvous 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

This year, the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) has a phenomenal festival in store to commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday and Science Rendezvous’ 10th Anniversary!

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, May 13, 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.

Ryerson Science Rendezvous

Ryerson: Science Rendezvous 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Ryerson’s Science Rendezvous event takes place in Yonge-Dundas Square, on the south-east corner of Yonge and Dundas in downtown Toronto, one of Canada’s liveliest public areas.

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