Events

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 28 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

National Star Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:30pm

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday since Confederation, the RASC and the Fédération des Astronomes Amateurs du Québec (FAAQ) are sponsoring a first – a National Star Party.

RASC Mississauga: National Astronomy Star Party

Saturday, July 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!
Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, July 31, 2017 to Thursday, August 3, 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 1, 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!
Jennifer West

Beaches Library: Solar Eclipses with Dr. Jennifer West

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Dr. Jennifer West as she discusses the phenomenon of solar eclipses in preparation for the solar eclipse on Monday August 21st.

Heritage Toronto

Heritage Toronto: Campus & Cosmos: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
A Heritage Toronto walking tour of significant astronomical sites on and around the University of Toronto's St. George Campus.

Partial lunar eclipse

Monday, August 7, 2017

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
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.

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile

Perseid meteors

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, August 21, 2017 to Thursday, August 24, 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 - 2:30pm EDT

Monday, August 21, 2017

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

Total Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun.

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