Events

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, January 23, 2017 to Thursday, January 26, 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.

John Percy

Toronto Reference Library: Common Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Many people have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of astronomical topics, such as the cause of the seasons.

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Deadline for Feb/March SCOPE Newsletter

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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

Adam Muzzin

Speaker's Night: The Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe: What we know, and what the James Webb Space Telescope will tell us

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Adam Muzzin, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, York University

Observing from the city

City Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, January 9, 2017 to Thursday, January 12, 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, January 7, 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.

2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower by Josh Beasley

Quadrantid Meteors

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Quadrantids (QUA) are a January meteor shower.

New Moon - 1:53am EST

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Moonless night allowing to see deep sky objects

Gazing at the Milky Way

AGO: Explore the Cosmos in a Pop-Up Planetarium (SOLD OUT)

Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

11 am to 3 pm daily, every 30 minutes

Globe at Night

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 to Friday, December 30, 2016

Measuring light pollution of your sky, see www.globeatnight.org

Geminid meteors

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Meteor Shower

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
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.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, December 5, 2016 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

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.

Mae Jemison as Lieutenant Palmer in Star Trek: TNG

TIFF: Trek Talks: Mae Jemison on Star Trek and the Future

Monday, December 5, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Astronaut, physician, and chemical engineer Dr. Mae Jemison participates in an on-stage conversation on the interplay between arts and science, and how sci-fi as a genre can carve out a space for often-excluded voices.

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
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.

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