Events

Observing from the city

City Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, April 3, 2017 to Thursday, April 6, 2017

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 at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, April 1, 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.

Global Astronomy Month

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 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.

New Moon

New Moon - 10:57pm EDT

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

Earth at Night (NASA)

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

NASA Blue Marble West

UofT AstroTour: Special Earth Hour Event – In the Darkness There is Light

Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Prof. Suresh Sivanandam, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Messier Marathon season

Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017
Jennifer West

RASC Mississauga: Nature’s Supercolliders: Supernova remnants and how they are connected to our galaxy

Friday, March 24, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The explosion of a star, or supernova, is one of the most extreme events in the universe, responsible for creating the heavy elements essential for life.

UofT Planetarium: Voyager’s Odyssey: A Small Probe’s Adventures into Interstellar Space (SOLD OUT)

Friday, March 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Algonquin Radio Observatory

ASX Star Talk: The Algonquin Pulsar Project

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Prof. Ue-Li Pen, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

William Trischuk

Deer Park Library: CERN discovers A Higgs Boson (The Higgs Boson?)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Join Professor William Trischuk, U of T Physics, a founding member of the ATLAS experiment, as he discusses his work with CERN and the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly recreational astronomy night meeting. This is where our members get to show their latest projects, or give tutorials and tips on just about everything to do with Astronomy.

Vernal Equinox

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day and night are equally long

Let's Talk Science

Highland Creek Library: March Break: Super Stars!

Friday, March 17, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let's Talk Science presents a workshop on Astronomy. Learn about the different constellations and discover what stars are made of.

Searching for exoplanetary systems

UofT Planetarium: March Break Show: Journey to the Planets

Friday, March 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Showtimes: 12:00pm, 1:00pm

Searching for exoplanetary systems

UofT Planetarium: March Break Show: Journey to the Planets

Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Showtimes: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm

SCOPE Logo

Deadline for Apr/May SCOPE Newsletter

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Submit your articles for the SCOPE newsletter to the SCOPEeditor@rascto.ca.

Searching for exoplanetary systems

UofT Planetarium: March Break Show: Journey to the Planets

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Showtimes: 12:00pm, 1:00pm

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: The Amazing Universe

Monday, March 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto as he discusses the amazing universe.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, March 10, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, March 10th, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap mechandise for sale!

Circumstellar Disks and Parshati Patel

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: The Tale of Disks around Massive Stars

Friday, March 10, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Massive stars, young or old, are interesting celestial objects with fascinating mysteries.

Keavin Moore

Speaker's Night: Tatooine's Future: Fates of Planets Circling Two Suns

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Keavin Moore, York University

North York Central Library: Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Elizabeth Muir, author of Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight, tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots and eventually astronauts.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, March 6, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017

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 at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, March 4, 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.

SEDS Canada - Ascension 2017 Conference

SEDS-Canada: Ascension 2017 Conference

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

SEDS-Canada's annual conference is back with the theme "Paving the Way Beyond Earth." Ascension 2017 will be hosted by the University of Toronto Aerospace Team

UofT AstroTour: Nature, Destroyer of Worlds

Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Throughout its 4.5 billion year history, life on Earth has been threatened by cataclysmic events such as extreme volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts which have caused mass extinction of species.

Mike Dixon

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: How Will We Eat on Mars? An Update on Life Support Research at the University of Guelph

Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

If humans hope to ever get to Mars or farther, we will need to be able to grow food in space.

Perimeter Institute: A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture

Perimeter Institute: A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Hubble Space Telescope has completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe, and has become a beloved icon of popular culture.

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