Events

Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Thursday)

Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
8:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, June 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on June 22 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Friday, June 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?

OSC: Shoot the Moon Star Party

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

To the Moon and back! Show the Earth’s only natural satellite a little love by taking its picture with your smartphone or digital camera.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

RASC Seal

2018 RASC General Assembly in Calgary

Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, June 29, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

CPSX Space Camp

Western: Summer Space Camp 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
In the summer months of July and August, the Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration (CPSX) at Western University offers a Space Science and Technology themed summer camp for children ages 9 to 11.
The Story Collider - LGBTQ in STEM

The Story Collider: LGBTQ in STEM

Thursday, July 5, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
This July, in celebration of the first international LGBTQ STEM Day, The Story Collider will present five true, personal stories about science from members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Thursday, July 12, 2018

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.

ALCON 2018

ALCON 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Thursday, July 19, 2018

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, July 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 20 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Roberto Abraham

S. Walter Stewart Library: Finding Your Place in Space and Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

In this talk, Prof. Roberto Abraham will will try to give you a "cosmic perspective," by describing what we know about the nature of the Universe and your place in it.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Event - Mars Opposition (WAITLIST)

Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
The Mars Opposition is our best opportunity to observe the Red Planet for the next several years. Join us at the David Dunlap Observatory to stage the next Martian Invasion of Richmond Hill.
International Astronomical Youth Camp

International Astronomical Youth Camp

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week-long summer camp in the UK aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere.

Mount Kobau Star Party

Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018

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.

Starfest

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

Stellafane

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Event - Perseid Meteor Shower Eve (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Perseids are the most reliably visible meteor shower at the most favorable part of the summer, the weekend of August 11th, at New Moon.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Thursday, August 16, 2018

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.

York University: Astro Workshop 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:30am to Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Join an experienced team of astronomy educators for a professional development workshop that will improve your skills, material, and confidence in teaching astronomy!

Renée Hložek

S. Walter Stewart Library: The Big, Dark and Beautiful Universe

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
We are living in an incredible time in the life of the universe! Dr. Renée Hložek talks about the mysterious contents of the universe, including dark energy and dark matter and how they shape how our universe as it evolves with time.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on August 17 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

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