Events

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.

UofT AstroTour: On Pulsars: Ultra-Dense Material Spinning Dizzyingly Fast

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Pulsars are magnetized spinning neutron stars that emit a beam of radiation. Since the first pulsar was discovered in 1967, thousands have been detected since, and they continue to be one of the most interesting objects in the sky.

New Moon - 7:18am EST

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Moonless night allowing to see deep sky objects

Brentwood Library: Einstein Was Right! : The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Monday, November 28, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Presenter: Heather Fong, Graduate Student, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, November 28, 2016 to Thursday, December 1, 2016

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.

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Travelling to an Asteroid

Sunday, November 27, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The OSIRIS REx spacecraft has an ambitious mission – to travel to an asteroid, land, grab some samples and return. How difficult was it to plan a mission like this?

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, November 26, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

RASC Mississauga: Space Medicine

Friday, November 25, 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

When looking at happy & floating astronauts aboard the ISS, all may look calm, but it is certainly not. Come and hear about the myriad hazards to the body in near earth orbit.

ASX Star Talk: The Quest for 1%: Measuring Expansion of the Universe

Thursday, November 24, 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Almost a century ago, Edwin Hubble discovered that galaxies appear to be moving away from us and that farther galaxies moved at faster rates.

Speaker's Night and Annual Meeting: Exoplanetary update: Proxima Centauri b

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Paul Delaney will summarize the state of exoplanetary research and look at the likelihood of exploring the Proxima Centauri star system in the relatively near future.

Globe at Night

Sunday, November 20, 2016 to Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Public Scope Clinic & Open House Event

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers this November 19th between 1 and 4pm for their Telescope Clinic and Open House!

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night

Friday, November 18, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

UofT Planetarium: New Horizons of Exploration

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Leonid Meteors

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Meteor Shower

Deadline for Dec/Jan SCOPE Newsletter

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Chris Hadfield: An Astronaut's Life, in Stories, Images & Music

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Spaceship commander, test pilot, best-selling author and musician, Colonel Chris Hadfield has led a life that is on the edge of dreams.

RCIScience: 2016 Fleming Medal and Citation

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join RCIScience on Tuesday, November 15th for an evening celebrating excellence in science communication as they honour Ivan Semeniuk, with the 2016 Fleming Medal and Citation from the Royal Canadian Institut

Palmerston Library: Communing with Aliens

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Dr. Christopher Matzner will discuss the ethics of spreading life beyond Earth, proposals for interstellar exploration, and ideas for how we might communicate between species across deep space.

Generator Toronto 2016: Chris Hadfield's The Explorers at Home

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
A science-based variety show aimed at blending knowledge, music and comedy

Toronto Public Library: Think Like An Astronaut with Chris Hadfield! (SOLD OUT)

Friday, November 11, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Don't miss Canada's most famous astronaut on-stage at the Appel Salon, presenting the practical lessons he's learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science and technology.

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 9, 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.

John Percy

Brentwood Library: Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

An illustrated, non-technical presentation that will describe the astronomy of civilizations ranging from the seagoing Polynesians, to the builders of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, to our own First Nations.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of our Moon, the planets and more!

UofT Planetarium: New Horizons of Exploration

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

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