Events

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Monday, November 7th)

Monday, November 7, 2016 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

This was originally planned to be next week but we're moving it one week forward to take advantage of a first quarter moon and clear skies.

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, November 5, 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.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O. - Special Anniversary Edition

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

UofT Physics: 2016 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

A Decade after The Day After Tomorrow: Our Current Understanding of the Ocean's Role in Climate
Dr. Susan Lozier, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School, Duke University

UofT AstroTour: Nature, Destroyer of Worlds

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
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.

Yorkville Library: Exoplanets: The Weird and Wonderful

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Astronomer Christa Van Laerhoven, will discuss planets that orbit stars other than our sun. Some of these planetary systems look very different from our own!

Speaker's Night: Forecasting Ontario’s Weather

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

From tornadoes to snow squalls, from heat waves to freezing rain...Ontario experiences 4 full seasons of weather.

TIFF: Trek Talks: Lawrence Krauss on Star Trek and Science

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

With Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry and his collaborators envisioned a future where technological innovation has led to a post-scarcity society, one where resources like food, shelter, and energy are abundant and availabl

Reyersen STEAM Café

Ryerson STEAM Café

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Ryerson Faculty of Science is launching the STEAM Café on 10 Thousand Coffees.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, October 31, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 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.

New Moon - 1:38pm EDT

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Moonless night allowing to see deep sky objects

RASC Mississauga: Amateur Astronomy Today – A Status Report

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Speaker: Randy Attwood, Executive Director - The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

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

Friday, October 21, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Orionids Meteors

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Meteor Shower

Globe at Night

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00am to Monday, October 31, 2016 - 1:00am

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

ASX Star Talk: Variable Stars: Action in the Sky!

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Presented by John Percy, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Dunlap Institute

YorkU: Ada Lovelace Day 2016: How men in STEM can be allies to women

Monday, October 17, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

A talk by Professor Bryan Gaensler, University of Toronto

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, October 15, 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.

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Exploring the ghostly side of galaxies with the Dragonfly Telephoto Array

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Dr. Roberto Abraham, Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Richmond Hill Central Library: The Sun's Story

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a trip through time as we follow the Sun’s 10 billion year life cycle - from birth in a cold primordial nebula into its last throes of nuclear fusion before fading away as a remnant of cosmic jewellery.

TIFF: Trek Talks: Space, Diplomacy and the United Federation of Planets

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Debuting at the height of the US-Soviet Space Race, Star Trek offered an alternative to the adversarial ideology then underlying space exploration in the United Federation of Planets.

TIFF: Trek Talks: Bridging Science and the Arts

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Since its debut in 1966, Star Trek has inspired people to pursue their passions and dreams in a variety of fields, from science and engineering to technology and the arts.

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 12, 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.

DRAA: Exoplanetary Update: Proxima Centauri b

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The first exoplanet was found orbiting a Sun-like star in 1995. In the intervening 20 years, thousands of exoplanets and exoplanetary candidates have been detected suggesting that exoplanets are very common.

TIFF: Trek Talks: An Astronaut’s Voyage to the Final Frontier

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Premiering three years before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Star Trek helped catalyze the public's curiosity about space travel and the existence of life beyond our planet

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come out and observe the universe at the Riverwood Conservancy! Join members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they set up large telescopes to look at the Moon, planets and stars.

McMaster's Sidewalk Astronomy: International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
7:45pm to 9:30pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration.

UofT Earth Sciences: International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Come help us celebrate International Observe the Moon Night and World Space Week with a short lecture about remote sensing in lunar science followed by a night of rooftop observing.

Autumn Astronomy Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016

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