Events

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Gaze at the Stars

Monday, April 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join John Gauvreau of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers as he takes us on a virtual tour of the universe.

Astronomy Week Solar Observing

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Join us this week if skies are clear!
March for Science Toronto 2017

March for Science Toronto 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

See the website or Facebook page for more details

Earth

Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Total Solar Eclipse, Second Contact/Diamond Ring, March 2016, Side, Turkey, Photo by Randy Attwood

RASC Mississauga: Observing and photographing the August total solar eclipse

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Speakers: Randy Attwood, Mississauga Centre Honourary President; Michael Watson, Toronto Centre

UofT Planetarium: Voyager’s Odyssey: A Small Probe’s Adventures into Interstellar Space

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy (0.8m Schulman Telescope)

UofT Planetarium: A Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm and 8:00pm

The Planetary Society/STEAMLabs - Yuri's Night

The Planetary Society/STEAMLabs: Yuri's Night

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

The day after the anniversary of the first human in space (often called Yuri’s Night after the Russian who accomplished the feat) you might be suffering from a bit of space withdrawal sickness.

York Woods Library: Astronomy and the Extinction of Dinosuars

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us in the Youth Hub as Prof. McCall from York University talks about what caused the extinction of dinosaurs and what could happen to us in the future.

GW150914 gravitational wave event

Speaker's Night: Colliding black holes and gravitational waves: Seeing the universe through bizarre messengers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Prof. Harald Pfeiffer, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

Video of the talk

Yuri's Night 2017

Commercial Space Blog: 2017 Yuri's Night World Space Party in Downtown Toronto

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
In Toronto, the Commercial Space Blog will be sponsoring a Yuri's Night Party at the Polish Combatants' Hall.
Stella Kafka

DRAA: An Evening with Dr. Stella Kafka

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn about how the AAVSO coordinates, evaluates, compiles, processes, publishes, and disseminates variable star observations to the astronomical community throughout the world, and other topics on variable star observation and how it contributes to astrophysics.
John Percy

Riverwood Conservancy: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Professor Emeritus John Percy for a look at how Toronto has become a world centre for astronomy research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the development of our country, our city, and the University of Toronto.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, April 8, 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.

NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017

See RAC's NEAF website rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.

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