Events

International Observe the Moon Night 2017

BeSpatial: International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual world-wide public event that NASA organizes to help celebrate, appreciate, and understand our Moon.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (NO GO for Saturday)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Randy Attwood - Voyager

RASC Mississauga: Voyager at 40

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977 - 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The discoveries changed our understanding of our solar system.

Nathan Cyprys - Cosmichronos

Gallery 44: Nathan Cyprys - Cosmichronos, Exhibition Opening

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cosmichronos is an exhibition of new images from photographer Nathan Cyprys, exploring the cosmic perspective as it relates to humanity.

Scott Kelly

OSC Great Conversations: In Conversation with Scott Kelly (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

We’ve created a research lab in space. But can man really live beyond Earth’s orbit? Astronauts provide a unique perspective on both the challenges of living in a microgravity environment and the opportunities of human space missions.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, October 26, 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.

Ralph Chou

Speaker's Night: These old eyes - they ain't what they used to be!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: B. Ralph Chou, MSc, OD, Professor Emeritus, Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo

Gravity film

ASX Movie Night: Gravity

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Come join us on Wednesday, October 25th for a showing of the movie Gravity (2013) starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney!

College/Shaw Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (1/6)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Introduction to RASC and Astronomy, overview of the course, astronomy history and "Canada in Space."

Dark Matter Day

Dunlap Institute: Dark Matter Day

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Dark matter is puzzling. We can't see or touch it, but we believe it makes up about 85% of the matter in the Universe. Canadian astronomers are at the forefront of the search for the true nature of this elusive substance.

Phil Plaitt

Yukon Centre: Phil Plait - Beyond Northern Lights (WEBEX)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:00pm to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Join the Yukon Centre with special guest Dr. Phil Plait from 10:00pm–midnight (EDT). Come discover the mysteries of our northern skies and what can be seen when the northern lights can’t.

UofT Planetarium: Halloween Themed Planetarium Show (kid friendly)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Showtimes: 1:00pm and 2:30pm

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Public Outreach Astronomy and Stargazing

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers between 7:00 and 11:00pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre located just off Casablanca in Grimsby.

UofT Planetarium: Halloween Themed Planetarium Show (kid friendly)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:30pm

Showtimes: 11:00am and 12:30pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, October 21, 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.

Orionids Meteors

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, October 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

New Moon

New Moon - 3:12pm EDT

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

George Conidis

S. Walter Stewart Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Tuesday, October 17, 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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, October 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm

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 pollution, there is so much to see.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, October 14, 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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, October 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

CAO 2017 Fall Work Party - October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
With the hot summer temperatures that we’re enjoying right now, it’s hard to imagine that winter is just around the corner and it’s time once again to plan for the Fall Work Party at the Toronto Centre’s E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO).

Jane/Dundas Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

Gerrard/Ashdale Library: Star-Gazing

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join two University of Toronto astronomers for an evening of star-gazing. We'll teach you the basics of how to find your way around the night sky, finding constellations, planets, and more.

John Moores

Lillian H. Smith Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: How to Get to Mars

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

For decades NASA has been sending orbiters, landers and rovers to Mars for research and exploration, and the agency is aiming to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

World Wide Star Count

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/RTeEyn0VG3k
Patrick Hall

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Quasars are the brightest objects in our Universe and are formed when matter spirals into supermassive black holes. They contain rotating disks as big as our solar system and hotter than the Sun.

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