Events

Texas Star Party

Sunday, May 21, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

Prude Ranch near Fort Davis, Texas
https://texasstarparty.org/

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, May 29, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 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.

Jennifer West

Northern District Library: Orchardviewers: What Happens When all the Dark Places are Gone?

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Spend the afternoon with Dr. Jennifer West, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the University of Toronto. Dr. West will speak about the importance of preserving dark skies and dark sky preserves.
Supernova 1987A

UofT AstroTour: The Life and Times of Supernova 1987A

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
Thirty years ago, the world was dazzled by the discovery of the fiery explosion of a dying star, called Supernova 1987A. This supernova was the brightest observed since the invention of the telescope 400 years ago, and the explosion and remnant has been actively studied ever since.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on June 2 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Artist's concept of a near-Earth object

Solar System Social: Asteroids, Beer & Meteorites

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Solar System Social is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public in form of short, informative, and interesting talks that last about 15 minutes each.

Cheryl Bartlett

UTM: We, Together: Integrative Science and Two-Eyed Seeing

Monday, June 5, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Prof. Cheryl Bartlett was co-developer of "Integrative Science" and of "Two-Eyed Seeing," and was one of the organizers of International Year of Astronomy in Canada. In this sesquicentennial year, when Aboriginal culture and education require our attention, her work is of special interest.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
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 our Moon, the planets and more!
Kevin Salwach

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: The Top 10 Most Influential People in Space History

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join Kevin Salwach as he counts down his list of the 10 Most Influential People in space history – the scientists, engineers, politicians, and of course the astronauts themselves, whose efforts have resulted in the success of humanity’s journey from home to explore the cosmos.
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre: Astronomy Night Hike

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Take a look through a telescope and learn about the stars and galaxies that are high above.

AstroNuts: Sixth Annual "What's Up in Space?" Camp & STEM Contest

Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

It's AstroNuts' annual kids' space club fundraiser!

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Annette Street Library: Finding Your Place in Space and Time

Monday, June 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Learn about the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope that will help reveal our cosmic origins.

The Truth is in the Stars: a panel on science and creativity

Perimeter Institute: The Truth is in the Stars: a panel on science and creativity (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Does our society have the capacity to live up to Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision for humanity’s future?

Richview Library: Cosmology, Cell Phones and Video Games

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Prof. Keith Vanderlinde has spent the last decade building and using telescopes to study the Universe: its composition, history, and eventual fate.

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Deer Park Library: Canada 150: Canada's Amazing Astronomical Achievements, 1867-2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm

If astronomy was an Olympic sport, Canada would surely be a medallist.

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