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Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, July 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 20 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Out Of This World

Propeller Gallery: Out Of This World - Artist Talks and Star Party in Lisgar Park

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Join us in the gallery at 7:00pm for informal talks by artists about their work. Follow us outside to Lisgar Park across the street when it gets dark - where members of the RASC and York University will set up telescopes.
Roberto Abraham

S. Walter Stewart Library: Finding Your Place in Space and Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

In this talk, Prof. Roberto Abraham will will try to give you a "cosmic perspective," by describing what we know about the nature of the Universe and your place in it.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm

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.

Mars Extravaganza 2018

York University Observatory: Mars Extravaganza 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:00pm to Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:45pm

Come join the Allan I. Carswell team at York University to view Mars at opposition. Mars will appear brighter then it has been for 15 years and will not be this bright again until 2035!

Yvette Cendes

Brentwood Library: Supernovae - Witnessing Cosmic Explosions

Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy. But how does a supernova happen? What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way?

OSC Star Party - MarsFest

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 1:00am

See Mars at its best and brightest! Mars will be closer than it has been in 15 years and we’re celebrating with an evening star party.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, July 28, 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.

Mars Extravaganza 2018

York University Observatory: Mars Extravaganza 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:00pm to Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:45pm

Come join the Allan I. Carswell team at York University to view Mars at opposition. Mars will appear brighter then it has been for 15 years and will not be this bright again until 2035!

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 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.

#STEMCamp: All Things Space

hEr VOLUTION: #STEMCamp: All Things Space

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

STEM Camp will introduce children to the basics of astronomy, geology, geography, and engineering.

Jennifer West

Brentwood Library: Revealing The Invisible Universe With Radio Telescopes

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

For thousands of years, people have gazed up at the sky without realizing its hidden secrets: that most of the stuff out in space cannot be seen with our eyes!

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.

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/ohdMPJbMcK8
TESS and the Search for More Exoplanets

On July 7, 2018, Prof. Sara Seager gave a presentation on TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), the satellite that was launched into space to search for exoplanets.

Barn Door Tracker

Blake Nancarrow presented his trials and tribulations of building a Barn Door Tracker at the Recreational Night Meeting of the Toronto Centre on June 20, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Predicting Asteroid Collision

Artash and Arushi Nath presented their project on predicting asteroid collisions to the Toronto Centre at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting held at the Ontario Science Centre on June 20, 2018.

History of the RASC at the David Dunlap Observatory

On June 9, 2018, at the Official Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory under the stewardship of the city of Richmond Hill, Toronto Centre member Eric Briggs gave a brief lecture on the history of the RASC at the DDO.

Atacama As

Toronto Centre member Charline Norgrove gave a talk on her recent trip to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to visit the Llano de Chajnantor Observatory.

Session Planning with SkyTools

On May 23, 2018, RASC member Blake Nancarrow demonstrated why SkyTools can be an important tool in your observing arsenal.

Active Galaxies
On May 9, 2018, Janakan Sivasubramanium, an M.Sc. Candidate in Physics & Astronomy at York University gave a presentation to the Toronto Centre on Active Galaxies and what the possible energy source may be that drives these Galactic Monsters.