Events

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.

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

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, December 2, 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.

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, December 9, 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.

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.

Winter Solstice

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Longest night, shortest day

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