Events

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (5/6)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Astronomy gear, binoculars, telescope types, selection and use, observing logs, equipment, observing sites, more drawing skills.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, November 27, 2017 -
7:00pm 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.

Space Center Houston

S. Walter Stewart Library: Journey through the Solar System

Monday, November 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Climb aboard NASA’s various spacecraft and probes to experience our Solar System in a whole new light.

Kortright Centre Astronomy Night

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn about the night sky, with Astronomy in Action’s portable planetarium, a slide show in the theatre, followed by an observing session outside.
Tanya Harrison

RASC Mississauga: The Past and Present of Water on Mars

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 8:00pm
From reading article comments online, many people seem to think that scientists are constantly discovering “water on Mars.” This talk summarizes of our current understanding of water in the Martian past and present, and the implications of that for the habitability of the Red Planet.
Kortright Centre Astronomy Night

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night (SOLD OUT)

Friday, November 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn about the night sky, with Astronomy in Action’s portable planetarium, a slide show in the theatre, followed by an observing session outside.
Plate Tectonics: Small Plates, High Mountains, Monsoons, Islands, and Ice Ages

UofT Physics: 2017 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Plate Tectonics: Small Plates, High Mountains, Monsoons, Islands, and Ice Ages
Dr. Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder
M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (4/6)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Milky Way, deep sky objects, nebulae, star clusters, galaxy formation and types of galaxies. How to observe galaxies and galaxy clusters. Astro-sketching. Introduction to Messier and RASC observing programs.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, November 20, 2017 -
7:30pm to 11:00pm

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 polution, there is so much to see.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, November 18, 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.

New Moon

New Moon - 6:42am EST

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

Vicky Kalogera

CITA Sackler Lecture: Einstein’s Waves: New Cosmic Sounds

Friday, November 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
One century following Einstein’s prediction of spacetime disturbances and gravitational waves, the laser-enabled special detectors LIGO achieved the most accurate measurement ever made by humans across science and engineering and revealed to us the gravitational-wave signals produced by the most powerful collisions of black holes in the universe.
Leonid Meteor

Leonid Meteors

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.

George Conidis

Don Mills Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Most galaxies enjoy the company of other galaxies and organize into various shapes known as the "cosmic web." Many of them also like to spin - creating beautiful disks of stars and gas.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/PGu_j0eX3vY
SCOPE Logo

Deadline for Dec/Jan SCOPE Newsletter

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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

Paul Delaney

Barbara Frum Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Is Anyone Home?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Since 1995 thousands of planets have been detected orbiting other stars. Many of these worlds could possibly contain liquid water and even life.

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (3/6)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Stars, distances, magnitude, learning the night sky, constellations. planispheres, coordinate systems, astronomy (planetarium) software, with a brief demo of Stellarium.

Alexandra Terrana

Brentwood Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Secrets of Our Dark Universe

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Most of our Universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy, but so far scientists have had a hard time detecting or explaining them.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, November 10, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, November 10, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Milky Way

TRCA: Astronomy on The Spit (SOLD OUT)

Friday, November 10, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Tommy Thompson Park has the lowest light pollution of any locale in the City of Toronto. Come take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn about and view deep space!

Pauline Gagnon

Perimeter Institute: Improbable Feats and Useless Discoveries (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

As a child, Quebec native Pauline Gagnon dreamed of understanding what the universe was really made of.

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (2/6)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Sun, Earth, Moon, tides, eclipses, our Solar System, the Planets, meteor showers, and comets.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, November 4, 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.

Ojibwe Sky Star Map

UofT AstroTour: Night Skies Over Turtle Island: Indigenous perspectives on the cosmos

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The night sky is shared by everyone on Earth and every culture has its own experience with the stars and sky.

RCIS/RASC Lecture: Science at the South Pole

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

Science Slam

SciCommTO: Science Slam

Thursday, November 2, 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!

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto discusses how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at the Riverwood Conservancy

Monday, October 30, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Come out and observe the universe at the Riverwood Conservancy!

Hart House Orchestra

RCIS: The Planets, a Musical Odyssey of Evolution, Environment and Exploration (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

A century ago, Gustav Holst had 7 planets to inspire his composition, The Planets. With Earth, these were the known worlds.

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