Events

York University: Science Rendezvous 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Every year the Faculty of Science at York University joins forces with Main Street Markham to present Science Rendezvous at the award-winning Markham Farmers’ Market.
ASX: What ifs: Scientific Poster Competition

ASX: What ifs: Scientific Poster Competition (CANCELLED)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
What ifs Scientific Poster Competition is a competition organized by the Astronomy and Space Exploration Society (ASX) to provide students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to explore the field of astronomy and space science.
SkyShed POD MAX

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: A Canadian Observatory Maker Success Story!

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

This spring, SkyShed is launching POD MAX, a “mid sized” observatory at 12.5' in diameter, and the POD MAX funding program – The Starships Project.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

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

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Casey Moore

Speaker's Night: Martian weather: Is it really any different than winter in Canada?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

It is commonly believed that Mars is a cold, dry place. Due in large part to orbital imagery and robotic exploration of the Martian surface we can say without a doubt that Mars is indeed dry.

Star Trails

First light spring 2017 (2/3)

Wednesday, May 10, 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

Beaches Library: The Science of Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time, a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, May 6, 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.

AstroCATS logo

AstroCATS 2017 (CANCELLED)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

The AstroCATS Committee has sadly decided that proceeding with AstroCATS 2017 is not in the best interests of the RASC Hamilton Centre, attendees, and especially for our valued vendors.

The Big Bang and a Multiverse

UofT AstroTour: The Big Bang and a Multiverse

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

We have evidence that billions of years ago the universe we live in was much smaller in size. This evidence comes in the form of light that has been travelling for about 13 billion years.

Parshati Patel

RASC Hamilton: The Tale of Disks around Massive Stars

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:45pm

Speaker: Dr. Parshati Patel, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University

2017 Welsh Lectures in Physics

UofT Physics: The H.L. Welsh Distinguished Lecturer Series Program 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm

The Department of Physics invites faculty, students and the public to its 42nd annual celebration of physics.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
8:30pm 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.

Janna Levin

Perimeter Institute: Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space: Janna Levin Public Lecture (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

More than a billion years ago, two black holes collided. In the final second of their long life together, the black holes banged out a rhythm like mallets on a drum, creating gravitational waves – ripples in the shape of spacetime.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: A Trip to the Edge of the Universe

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Dr. John Percy will take you on an illustrated, guided tour of the universe.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, May 2, 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!
John Percy

Northern District Library: The Amazing Universe

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Discover the story behind alien worlds, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, the birth and death of stars, and more!

Dawes Road Library: Science At The South Pole

Monday, May 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Professor Keith Vanderlinde talks about his work with the 10m South Pole Telescope, and the science that convinced him to undertake an eleven-month "winterover" position working on-location with the telescope.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

International Astronomy Day - Star Party at the Ontario Science Centre

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Observe the stars via telescope with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Ontario Science Centre: International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30pm
Join us as we celebrate International Astronomy Day with a fun-filled day – and night – of exciting programs and experiences for visitors of all ages.

International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017
M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

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

Kid on the Moon team

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 9:00pm

On the weekend of April 28-30, 2017, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

Mars

Solar System Social: Jordan Bimm & David Hamilton

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Solar System Social is a speaker series about planetary science which is geared to the general public.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Star Trails

First light spring 2017 (1/3)

Wednesday, April 26, 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

New Moon

New Moon - 8:16am EDT

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, April 24, 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.

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Gaze at the Stars

Monday, April 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join John Gauvreau of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers as he takes us on a virtual tour of the universe.

Astronomy Week Solar Observing

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Join us this week if skies are clear!

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