Events

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

OSIRIS-REx

Solar System Social #5

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Woodhouse Brewing Co. presents the latest round of Solar System Social, Toronto's planetary science speaker series.
Canada 150 logo

Deer Park Library: Canada 150: Canada's Amazing Astronomical Achievements, 1867-2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm

If astronomy was an Olympic sport, Canada would surely be a medallist.

Thorncliffe Library: Grand Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us to learn about the grand discovery of gravitational waves, whose existence was first predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago.

Richview Library: Cosmology, Cell Phones and Video Games

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Prof. Keith Vanderlinde has spent the last decade building and using telescopes to study the Universe: its composition, history, and eventual fate.

The Truth is in the Stars: a panel on science and creativity

Perimeter Institute: The Truth is in the Stars: a panel on science and creativity (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Does our society have the capacity to live up to Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision for humanity’s future?

Canada 150 logo

Annette Street Library: Finding Your Place in Space and Time

Monday, June 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Learn about the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope that will help reveal our cosmic origins.

AstroNuts: Sixth Annual "What's Up in Space?" Camp & STEM Contest

Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

It's AstroNuts' annual kids' space club fundraiser!

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre: Astronomy Night Hike

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Take a look through a telescope and learn about the stars and galaxies that are high above.
Kevin Salwach

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: The Top 10 Most Influential People in Space History

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join Kevin Salwach as he counts down his list of the 10 Most Influential People in space history – the scientists, engineers, politicians, and of course the astronauts themselves, whose efforts have resulted in the success of humanity’s journey from home to explore the cosmos.
M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Showtimes: 7:00pm and 8:10pm

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
8:30pm 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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, June 6, 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!
Cheryl Bartlett

UTM: We, Together: Integrative Science and Two-Eyed Seeing

Monday, June 5, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Prof. Cheryl Bartlett was co-developer of "Integrative Science" and of "Two-Eyed Seeing," and was one of the organizers of International Year of Astronomy in Canada. In this sesquicentennial year, when Aboriginal culture and education require our attention, her work is of special interest.
Artist's concept of a near-Earth object

Solar System Social: Asteroids, Beer & Meteorites

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
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 form of short, informative, and interesting talks that last about 15 minutes each.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, June 3, 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.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Friday)

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on June 2 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Supernova 1987A

UofT AstroTour: The Life and Times of Supernova 1987A

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
Thirty years ago, the world was dazzled by the discovery of the fiery explosion of a dying star, called Supernova 1987A. This supernova was the brightest observed since the invention of the telescope 400 years ago, and the explosion and remnant has been actively studied ever since.
Jennifer West

Northern District Library: Orchardviewers: What Happens When all the Dark Places are Gone?

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Spend the afternoon with Dr. Jennifer West, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the University of Toronto. Dr. West will speak about the importance of preserving dark skies and dark sky preserves.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, May 31, 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.

CAO 2017 Spring Work Party

Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

It’s that time of year again…..time to get the Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) ready for another season of observing for our members.

RASC Mississauga: Exoplanetary Update: Proxima Centauri b

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00pm

Speaker: Professor Paul Delaney, York University

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, May 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

New Moon

New Moon - 3:44pm EDT

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

Pages