Events

Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This rare occurance will begin on the east coast of the United States and move east across the Atlantic towards central Africa. Depending on where you are in the eclipse's path, it will appear as a total or annular eclipse.

November Solar Observing

Saturday, November 2, 2013 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape observing pad. We meet the first Saturday of every month with our specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

The Witch Head Nebula - IC 2118 (By: NASA, STScl)

Spooky Star Party & Science Slam

Thursday, October 31, 2013 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Halloween event for all ages:   

Georges Lemaître - belgian priest, astronomer and professor of physics

Lemaître’s Limit(s) to our Universe(s)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lemaître’s Limit(s) to our Universe(s)
By: Ian Steer, RASC Toronto Centre

NOVA Astronomy Course: The Moon and Eclipses (5/8)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

New Observers to Visual Astronomy (NOVA) is an 8-week introductory course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them. No experience required. A telescope is not required.

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

DDO Public Family Night

Saturday, October 26, 2013 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for our younger guests. Look through telescopes, visit the Skylab and find out what's really up there! 

World Wide Star Count

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 1:00am to Friday, November 8, 2013 - 12:00am

NOVA Astronomy Course: Telescopes and Binoculars (4/8)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

New Observers to Visual Astronomy (NOVA) is an 8-week introductory course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them. No experience required. A telescope is not required.

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member

Orionids Meteor Shower

Sunday, October 20, 2013 to Thursday, October 24, 2013

Look to the east after midnight from a dark location and you should be able to catch up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower is typically irregular, so if you want a good show it could happen any morning between Octover 20-24.

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

DDO Public Family Night

Saturday, October 19, 2013 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for our younger guests. Look through telescopes, visit the Skylab and find out what's really up there! 

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

DDO Public Family Night

Friday, October 18, 2013 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for our younger guests. Look through telescopes, visit the Skylab and find out what's really up there! 

2012 Lunar Eclipse, by Paul Mortfield, RASC Member

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Friday, October 18, 2013

Visible throughout most of the world, the moon will pass into the Earth's penumbra. The Moon's surface will darken noticably as this occurs.

Recreational Astronomy Meeting

October Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting at the Ontario Science Centre. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

NOVA Astronomy Course: The Solar System (3/8)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

New Observers to Visual Astronomy (NOVA) is an 8-week introductory course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them. No experience required. A telescope is not required.

Dr. Roberto Abraham

DDO Public Star Talk Night

Saturday, October 12, 2013 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

This evening, Dr. Roberto Abraham, Professor & Associate Chair, Dept of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto talks about "Finding your Place in Space & Time".

NOVA Astronomy Course: Motions of the Sky and Seasons (2/8)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

New Observers to Visual Astronomy (NOVA) is an 8-week introductory course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them. No experience required. A telescope is not required.

RASC City Star Party @ Bayview Village

October City Star Party

Monday, October 7, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013

Want to see the rings of Saturn? What about bright nebulae or galaxies? Our monthly City Star Party is the perfect place to catch the views within the city. Looking to buy a new scope?

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

DDO Public Family Night

Saturday, October 5, 2013 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for our younger guests. Look through telescopes, visit the Skylab and find out what's really up there! 

Public Open House at CAO

Saturday, October 5, 2013 -
6:30pm to 11:45pm

All are cordially invited to an Open House at the RASC Toronto Centre's E.C. Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) on Blue Mountain. The Open House will offer presentations on astronomical themes as well as guided stargazing as weather permits.

October Solar Observing

Saturday, October 5, 2013 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TelusScape observing pad. We meet the first Saturday of every month with our specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Gravenhurst Family Star Party

Friday, October 4, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013

Star party organized by local entusiasts. There will be a talk by Terence Dickinson.

IOTA Banner

2013 Annual IOTA Meeting

Friday, October 4, 2013 to Sunday, October 6, 2013

The RASC Toronto Centre is hosting the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA)

Uranus (Wikipedia)

Uranus at Opposition

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Uranus will be at its closest approach to the Earth, its face fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best chance to view or photograph the blue-green planet, though you'll need a powerful scope to resolve the finer details.

NOVA Astronomy Course: Observing (1/8)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

New Observers to Visual Astronomy (NOVA) is an 8-week introductory course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them. No experience required. A telescope is not required.

dark_sky_star_party.jpg

October Dark Sky Star Party

Monday, September 30, 2013 to Friday, October 4, 2013

Want to learn to image? Want to see galaxies and the milky way naked eye? Want to do it less than an hour from Toronto? Then join us for our monthly Dark Sky Star Party at the Long Sault Conservation area.

Toronto Science Festival Icon

Toronto Science Festival

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 5:00pm

The first annual Toronto Science Festival brings together scientists from the University of Toronto and around the world to celebrate the best way we have of understanding the Universe: science.

Apollo 11 landing site (Credit: NASA)

Observing the Apollo Landing Sites on the Moon

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Observing the Apollo Landing Sites on the Moon - from the Earth and From Lunar Orbit
By: Randy Attwood - RASC Mississauga Centre

DDO Public Star Talk Night

Saturday, September 21, 2013 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Star talk nights offer great talks by great speakers on astronomy, space science and sometimes, science fiction.

DDO Public Family Night

Friday, September 20, 2013 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Family Nights are a great introduction to the night sky for our younger guests. Look through telescopes, visit the Skylab and find out what's really up there! 

DDO Public Star Talk Night

Saturday, September 14, 2013 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Star talk nights offer great talks by great speakers on astronomy, space science and sometimes, science fiction.

Pages