Events

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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, February 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm

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.

Annular Eclipse 2012 by Jim Chung, RASC Member

Annular solar eclipse

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Annular Eclipse in parts of Africa and South America.

See: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

New Moon

New Moon - 9:58am EST

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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

Marianne Mader

RASC Mississauga: Hunting Meteorites at the End of the World

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

Camping and working in the southernmost, coldest, highest, driest, windiest, least populated continent on Earth is no easy feat! Every year a team of meteorite hunters collects meteorites along the base of the Transantarctic Mountains.

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System: Moons, Asteroids , Comets, and Other Small Rocky Objects (SOLD OUT)

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

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

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 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.

Winter Star Party

Winter Star Party

Monday, February 20, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017

Florida Keys, Florida, US See http://www.scas.org/winter-star-party/

UofT Planetarium: Imagining the Size of the Universe (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, February 11, 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.

Penumbral lunar eclipse

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tyler Natoli

Speaker's Night: Observing the Cosmic Microwave Background with the South Pole Telescope

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Tyler Natoli, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Origins Institute: The Scientific Quest to Understand the Origin of Life

Monday, February 6, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Dr. Nicholas V. Hud - Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, February 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.

Supernova

UofT AstroTour: The Magnificent Death of Stars

Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Source of many wonders, stars also have finite lifetimes, which can end with a shredding breath before falling into obscurity – as our sun shall one day – or with magnificent explosions (supernovae) that can outshine a whole galaxy for a day.
Rina Piccolo

Leaside Library: Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, January 30, 2017 -
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.

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System: Moons, Asteroids, Comets, and Other Small Rocky Objects (SOLD OUT)

Friday, January 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

ASX Symposium: What Ifs: Is the Impossible, Possible?

ASX Symposium: What Ifs: Is the Impossible, Possible?

Friday, January 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

This is the 14th annual symposium organized by ASX and this year the theme is: "What Ifs: Is the Impossible, Possible?"

New Moon

New Moon - 7:07pm EST

Friday, January 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 25, 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.

Don Mills Library: Astronomy at the South Pole

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

In a quest for ever-clearer views of the sky astronomers put telescopes in remote places, even in the middle of Antarctica.

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.

SCOPE Logo

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.

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