Events

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)

Members Nights at the DDO

Saturday, April 26, 2014 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tonight's theme is Catch a Falling Star - A New Meteor Shower.

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting at the Ontario Science Centre.

Joseph Silk

CITA Sackler Lecture 2014: From Here to Eternity

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Astronomers peer back into the past with the world's largest telescopes. They see billions of galaxies, and they find indications of evolution and youth. Before the first galaxies, there were the Dark Ages. And before then, the Big Bang.

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, inside (Bill Longo)

First light - New Members Orientation (1/3)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

A good description of the First Light program is on this 

Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lyrid Meteors

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to Wednesday, April 23, 2014

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 12, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014
Yuri Gagarin

Yuri's Night

Saturday, April 12, 2014
NASA Logo

Space Apps Toronto

Friday, April 11, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014

On April 11–13th, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on 25 NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, and fantastical to feasible.

Mars at opposition

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Mars is closest to earth for the year, giving the best views in a telescope.
City Star Party

City Star Party

Monday, April 7, 2014 to Thursday, April 10, 2014

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.

Solar Observing

Saturday, April 5, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape 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.

OSIRIS-Rex: Asteroid return mission (NASA)

Speaker's Night: Near-Earth Asteroid Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Dr. Amy Shaw, York University

Near-Earth Asteroid Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx Sample

Return Mission

Global Astronomy Month

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Moon

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Messier Marathon season

Saturday, March 29, 2014 to Friday, April 4, 2014

Dark Sky Star Party

Monday, March 24, 2014 to Thursday, March 27, 2014

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.

David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)

Members Nights at the DDO

Saturday, March 22, 2014 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tonight's theme is Planets - The Wandering Stars.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

2014 Dunlap Prize Lecture: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Friday, March 21, 2014 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will deliver a free public lecture at 8pm on March 21, 2014, in Convocation Hall, University of Toronto. The talk is being given in conjunction with Dr.

Globe at Night

Friday, March 21, 2014 to Sunday, March 30, 2014
Measuring light pollution of your sky, See: www.globeatnight.org
Mars Curiosity Rover at Yellowknife by NASA

Public Planetarium Show - University of Toronto

Thursday, March 20, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Exploring Our Own Backyard: A Voyage Through the Solar System

Vernal Equinox

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The earth's axis is perpendicular to its orbit with the North pole tipping towards the sun. In other words, the season is changing to Spring.
Recreational Astronomy Meeting

March Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Our monthly recreational astronomy meeting at the Ontario Science Centre with the sky this month, adventures under the southern skies and the Kerbal space program.

March Members Imaging Night at the DDO - CANCELLED

Saturday, March 8, 2014 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sorry folks, we have to cancel this, due to icy conditions at the DDO.
We'll reschedule when we can.

Tonight's theme is Imaging Satellite Passes and Aurora

Astronomy Public Tour at the University of Toronto

Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

A description of the topic, speaker biography, directions, and all other pertinent information can be found at: uoft.me/astrotours

Ray Jayawardhana

RCI Mississauga Joint Lecture: Neutrino Hunters: A Thrilling Journey into a Shadowy World

Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Prof. Ray Jayawardhana

Square Kilometre Array

Speaker's Night: The Square Kilometre Array, World's Largest Telescope

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

SKA: The Largest Telescope in the World 

City Star Party

City Star Party

Monday, March 3, 2014 to Thursday, March 6, 2014

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.

Solar Observing

Saturday, March 1, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape 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.

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