Events

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (4/6)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Milky Way, deep sky objects, nebulae, star clusters, galaxy formation and types of galaxies. How to observe galaxies and galaxy clusters. Astro-sketching. Introduction to Messier and RASC observing programs.

Plate Tectonics: Small Plates, High Mountains, Monsoons, Islands, and Ice Ages

UofT Physics: 2017 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Plate Tectonics: Small Plates, High Mountains, Monsoons, Islands, and Ice Ages
Dr. Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder
Kortright Centre Astronomy Night

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night

Friday, November 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn about the night sky, with Astronomy in Action’s portable planetarium, a slide show in the theatre, followed by an observing session outside.
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

Kortright Centre Astronomy Night

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn about the night sky, with Astronomy in Action’s portable planetarium, a slide show in the theatre, followed by an observing session outside.
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.

Space Center Houston

S. Walter Stewart Library: Journey through the Solar System

Monday, November 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Climb aboard NASA’s various spacecraft and probes to experience our Solar System in a whole new light.

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (5/6)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Astronomy gear, binoculars, telescope types, selection and use, observing logs, equipment, observing sites, more drawing skills.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night and Annual Meeting

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.

After the talk, we will convene the RASC Toronto Centre’s annual business meeting.

Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory

RCIS Lecture: Research at the Northern Edge of the Canadian Arctic

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (6/6)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Cosmology, black holes, dark matter, universe formation, and an introduction to light pollution. Course wrap up.

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.

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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

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.

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