Events

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile

Perseid meteors

Sunday, August 12, 2018

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.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Thursday, August 16, 2018

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.

York University: Astro Workshop 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:30am to Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Join an experienced team of astronomy educators for a professional development workshop that will improve your skills, material, and confidence in teaching astronomy!

Renée Hložek

S. Walter Stewart Library: The Big, Dark and Beautiful Universe

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
We are living in an incredible time in the life of the universe! Dr. Renée Hložek talks about the mysterious contents of the universe, including dark energy and dark matter and how they shape how our universe as it evolves with time.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
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.

Venus at maximum elongation

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
12:00am to 12:00pm

Venus will be in the west at sunset. Venus will be the brightest object in the sky after the moon and the sun.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on August 17 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 -
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 the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 8, 2018 -
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, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, September 10, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 2018

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -
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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, September 14, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on September 14 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

RASC 150 logo

RASC 150 Years: National Star Party

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Details to be announced

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018

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.

Science Literacy Week 2018

Science Literacy Week 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research. Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
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, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, October 8, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.

Draconid Meteor Schower (Outburst?)

Monday, October 8, 2018

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. They are named after the constellation Draco, where they seemingly come from.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on October 12 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, October 15, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 2018

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.

CAO 2018 Fall Work Party

Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

This year’s Fall Work Party will take place from October 20-21, 2018.

More details will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Lecture Night - Observe the Moonlight

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a NASA-hosted annual worldwide public event that aims to celebrate our appreciation and understanding of Earth's nearest neighbour through art, culture, and science.

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