Events

ASX - Into the Unknown

ASX Symposium: Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration (CANCELLED)

Friday, February 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the 15th Annual Symposium organized by ASX and this year's theme is: "Into the Unknown: The Future of Space Exploration"

Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

UofT AstroTour: Magnetars: Nature at its extremes

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Magnetars are some of the most extreme objects in the known universe. Though small in size, they possess the strongest magnetic fields in the universe and are the densest objects known.

Laura Parker

RASC Hamilton: The Dark Universe

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Laura Parker will give an overview of the techniques used to map the universe on the largest scales, which have enabled us to measure dark energy and dark matter.
Alanna Mitchell

RCIS Lecture: The Spinning Magnet

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

With Alanna Mitchell, acclaimed science journalist, author and contributor to CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks.

RASC 150 logo

RASC 150 Years: National Star Party

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/uN7IKkRwBK0
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
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.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Friday, January 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/J_rarFMM17Y
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

ASX Star Talk: Computer Vision on Mars

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Modern computer vision technologies have been key to improving our understanding of the Red Planet over the past 15 years.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, January 22, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 2018

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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars (SOLD OUT)

Friday, January 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

The Story Collider

The Story Collider: Coming of Age

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Story Collider is returning to Toronto for another night of true, personal stories about science! This January, we'll present five stories about coming of age in science.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, January 15, 2018 to Thursday, January 18, 2018

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 System Social #7

Solar System Social #7

Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
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 the form of short, informative, and interesting talks that last about 20 minutes each.
Pleiades (John Gauvreau)

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Astronomy 101 - A Beginners Guide

Friday, January 12, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Welcome to the world of amateur astronomy!

Generator 2018

Chris Hadfield's Generator: 2018 - The Second Genius

Thursday, January 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm
A science-based variety show aimed at blending knowledge, music and comedy
McMaster Space Initiative Science Slam

McMaster Space Initiative: Science Slam

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

This is call to all poets with a love for science! The McMaster Space Initiative has been in the lab for months trying to get proportions right to bring you… THE SCIENCE SLAM.

Randy Attwood - Voyager

Speaker’s Night: Randy Attwood - Voyager at 40

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/5kBmqHyjWTU

Winter Solstice

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Longest night, shortest day

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
8:00pm 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.

New Moon

New Moon - 1:30am EST

Monday, December 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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

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

Showtimes: 7:00pm and 8:15pm

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member

Geminid meteors

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/4wDRTh7W49g
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, December 9, 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.

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Planning for Deepsky and Nightscape Photography

Friday, December 8, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn will be discussing how to prepare and plan for a night of imaging with special consideration to location, time, weather and sky quality considerations.

Cataclysmic Collision - Simonnet

UofT AstroTour: Gravitational Waves: The Sirens of the Universe

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Get an up-close and personal take on the several Gravitational Waves discoveries that have changed science for the better.

Athanasios Thanassis-Psaltis

RASC Hamilton: Rust and Stardust

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Have you ever looked up in the starry sky and felt small and insignificant compared to the vastness of the cosmos?

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (6/6)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Cosmology, black holes, dark matter, universe formation, and an introduction to light pollution. Course wrap up.

Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory

RCIS Lecture: Research at the Northern Edge of the Canadian Arctic

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Perched on a ridge in the remote polar desert of Ellesmere Island sits an atmospheric research facility, the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL).

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