Events

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, April 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Friday)

Friday, April 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on April 20 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church

Thornhill Star Gazing Night

Thursday, April 19, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm

Telescopes will be available to view the Moon, the planet Jupiter with its moons, the planet Venus, and various deep-sky wonders. A local astronomer with a sky pointer will be on hand to trace out constellations. Dress warmly!

John Percy

S. Walter Stewart Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will discover how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach, in parallel with the growth of our city and country, from 1840 to the present.

Astronomy Week Solar Observing

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
Join us this week if skies are clear!
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, April 16, 2018 to Thursday, April 19, 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 Fest

David Hamilton's Solar System Social Fest

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to Monday, April 16, 2018 - 8:30pm
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.
March for Science Canada logo

March for Science Toronto 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:15pm

See the website for more details

The Milky Way, Everett Cairns

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Friday, April 13, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

For millennia, people (including our First Nations) have used the sky as a clock, calendar, and compass. Astronomy thus became deeply rooted in their spirituality, mythology, and culture.

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

Friday, April 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Shadows and Droplets: Timekeeping Instruments in Ancient Egypt

SSEA Toronto: Shadows and Droplets: Timekeeping Instruments in Ancient Egypt

Friday, April 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

How were the ancient Egyptian day and night divided? What do we know about keeping time during the span of pharaonic history? Have many objects used for timekeeping survived? Do we know who made and used them and why?

Jake Kloos

Speaker's Night: The Search for Water in the Solar System

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/axQJ3WSckwM
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, April 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Spring Telescope Scope Clinic

Saturday, April 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers this April 7 for their Spring telescope clinic.
Adam Muzzin

RASC Mississauga: The Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe

Friday, April 6, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The combined power of infrared observatories both in space and from the ground has allowed us to observe extraordinarily distant galaxies.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, April 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

SNO Detector

RASC Hamilton: Those Pesky Neutrinos

Thursday, April 5, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

In the late 1990s, A Canadian research team played an important role in proving something we all should know about neutrinos: they are almost — but not quite — massless.

Explore the Night Sky Astronomy Course

RASC Mississauga: Explore the Night Sky Astronomy Course

Thursday, April 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This four-night course (April 5, 12, 19 & 26) is open to budding astronomers ages 12 and up! The course is taught by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Mississauga Centre.

Rob Moore

Perimeter Institute: A Material World – Building a Future from the Atoms Up (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Stone Age to the Silicon Age, nothing has had a more profound influence on the world than our understanding of the materials around us.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, March 29, 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?
Evolution of the Universe

York Science Forum: Evolution of the Universe

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us as particle physicist and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald takes us on a journey through the underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNOLAB) to measure the smallest and most elusive particles in the universe.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more!

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm
Hamilton Amateur Astronomers

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Public Stargazing Night

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 11:00pm

Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers between 7:30 and 11:00pm on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre located just off Casablanca in Grimsby.

Oshawa Museum - Earth Hour

Oshawa Museum: Night at the Museum: Earth Hour

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

This Earth Hour, turn out the lights and turn up the lamplight. Visit Henry House after hours and learn about life before electricity. Costumed guides are on hand this evening to shed light on an earlier time.

Paradise Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

UofT AstroTour: Special Earth Hour Event – Where Captain Nemo Got it Right, and Wrong – Life in the Deep Earth

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Prof. Barbara Sherwood Lollar

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO)

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on Saturday, March 24 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, March 24, 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.

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

Friday, March 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

So You Want to Go to Mars

ASX Star Talk: "So, you want to go to Mars?" with Dr. John B. Charles

Friday, March 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

For everyone who was dissapointed by our cancelled symposium, Dr. John B. Charles (one of the original symposium speakers) has agreed to come to Toronto to give a special Star Talk!

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