Events

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System – Moons, asteroids, comets and other small rocky objects

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Friday)

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 28 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
9:00pm 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.

New Moon

New Moon - 5:46am EDT

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

ALMA

UofT Annual AstroTour Keynote: New Ways to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm

How common is life in the universe? Is there other intelligent life? For over 50 years, astronomers have been conducting the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

Mount Kobau Star Party

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Near Osoyoos, British Columbia
http://www.mksp.ca/

John Percy

Toronto Reference Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we recognize Canada's 150th birthday, in this profusely-illustrated and non-technical presentation, where you will discover how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach.

Starfest

Thursday, July 20, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017

River Place Park, Ayton
http://www.nyaa.ca/starfest.html

Stellafane

Thursday, July 20, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017

Breezy Hill, Springfield, Vermont
http://stellafane.org/

Kortright Centre: Adult Workshop: Midnight Astronomy (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 8:30pm to Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 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 19, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the YouTube video
Science Slam 2017-07-19

SciCommTO: Science Slam

Wednesday, July 19, 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!

SCOPE Logo

Deadline for Aug/Sep SCOPE Newsletter

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, July 14, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap mechandise for sale!

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, July 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.

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System – Moons, asteroids, comets and other small rocky objects

Friday, July 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Algonquin Radio Observatory

UofT AstroTour: Using Interstellar Plasma Lenses as Billion Kilometre Telescopes

Thursday, July 6, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

Fifty years ago, two radio telescopes across Canada were combined to achieve the resolution of a telescope 3000 km across, a technique now known as VLBI.

UofT Scarborough

UofT Scarborough: Guided Solar Walk & Observatory Tour

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm to Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:30pm

Spend an evening with the planets at U of T Scarborough! A free event for four nights only.

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System – Moons, asteroids, comets and other small rocky objects

Friday, June 30, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Ottawa GA logo

2017 RASC General Assembly in Ottawa

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Monday, July 3, 2017

Join the Ottawa Centre during Canada's 150th anniversary for the 2017 RASC General Assembly. See the GA website for more details.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
9:30pm 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.

Katrina Ince Lum with Award

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Toronto Centre members and their families are cordially invited to attend the 19th Annual Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) Open House and RASC Toronto Centre Awards Picnic on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Michael De Robertis

RASC Mississauga: Life Beyond Earth

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:00pm

“Is there life elsewhere” is one of the key questions that Astronomers face today. Join us as Prof. Michael De Robertis presents the latest scientific findings and techniques.

New Moon

New Moon - 10:31pm EDT

Friday, June 23, 2017

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

UofT Planetarium: Imagining the Size of the Universe

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

St. James Town Library: UofT Astronomy: How the cosmos will kill you

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video of the meeting on YouTube

Summer Solstice

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This is the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere, and the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere. The Sun will have reached its northernmost position in the sky, with the north pole tilting towards the sun.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 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.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm and 8:10pm

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