Events

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, August 28, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm
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!

RASC Hamilton: How the Cosmos Will Kill You

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

The stars of the night sky appear gentle, peaceful and unchanging. But this is a lie. The Universe is a violent and catastrophic place, with dozens of tools at its disposal to wipe out all life on Earth with almost no warning.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, September 18, 2017 to Thursday, September 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.

Northern District Library: Science At The South Pole

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Imagine viewing the leftover light from the Big Bang while stationed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Professor Keith Vanderlinde from the University of Toronto has done just that.

New Moon

New Moon - 1:30am EDT

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

Observing from the city

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

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Thursday, September 28, 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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at Riverwood

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
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!
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, September 27, 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, September 29, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on September 29 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Archaeoastronomy: The Astronomy of Civilizations Past

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy discusses how and why astronomy was important to early civilizations ranging from the seagoing Polynesians, to the builders of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, to our own First Nations.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

World Space Week - Star Party at the Ontario Science Centre

Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Telescope set up is at 7pm, the sun sets at 6:47pm. Saturn will be the most prominent object for this evening.

Patrick Hall

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Quasars are the brightest objects in our Universe and are formed when matter spirals into supermassive black holes. They contain rotating disks as big as our solar system and hotter than the Sun.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 11, 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.

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