Events

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night meeting where professional astronomers get to tell us about their latest research.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on October 27 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Randy Attwood - Voyager

RASC Mississauga: Voyager at 40

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977 - 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The discoveries changed our understanding of our solar system.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto discusses how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach.

Alexandra Terrana

Brentwood Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Secrets of Our Dark Universe

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Most of our Universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy, but so far scientists have had a hard time detecting or explaining them.

Paul Delaney

Barbara Frum Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Is Anyone Home?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Since 1995 thousands of planets have been detected orbiting other stars. Many of these worlds could possibly contain liquid water and even life.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

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.

George Conidis

Don Mills Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: The Social Habits of Galaxies

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Most galaxies enjoy the company of other galaxies and organize into various shapes known as the "cosmic web." Many of them also like to spin - creating beautiful disks of stars and gas.

Leonid Meteor

Leonid Meteors

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.

Lyrid Meteor by John Flannery

Lyrid Meteors

Friday, November 17, 2017

The April Lyrids are a meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26 each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, near this constellation's brightest star, Alpha Lyrae (proper name Vega).

New Moon

New Moon - 6:42am EST

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, November 20, 2017 to Thursday, November 23, 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.

Tanya Harrison

RASC Mississauga: The Past and Present of Water on Mars

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

From reading article comments online, many people seem to think that scientists are constantly discovering “water on Mars.” This talk summarizes of our current understanding of water in the Martian past and present, and the implications

Observing from the city

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

Monday, November 27, 2017 to Thursday, November 30, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night meeting where professional astronomers get to tell us about their latest research.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

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.

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member

Geminid meteors

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, December 18, 2017 to Thursday, December 21, 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.

New Moon

New Moon - 1:30am EST

Monday, December 18, 2017

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

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