News

It is a busy time! The big next event is the Transit of Mercury. But Mars is in the picture, nearing opposition. There are many wonderful deep sky objects (mostly in Virgo) to see this time of year.

At the Members Night held at the DDO on April 23, 2016, Chris Vaughan presented some suggested targets for May observing. Download the object description/notes document in PDF and the Sky Safari observing List. Clear skies!

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 -
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.

CAO 2016 Spring Work Party

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, May 29, 2016 (All day)

Mark your calendar! The Spring Work Party at the Carr Astronomical Observatory (CAO) on Blue Mountain is scheduled for Saturday 28 May 2016.

Dark Sky Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, May 30, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, June 2, 2016 (All day)

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.

Solar Observing

Saturday, June 4, 2016 -
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.

Public Stargazing at Millennium Square, Pickering

Friday, June 10, 2016 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on June 10 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

City Star Party (first clear night)

Monday, June 13, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, June 16, 2016 (All day)

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.

Beginner’s Astro Imaging Workshop Weekend

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
The RASC TC Astrophotography Group and CAO Management Committee are pleased to announce that we will be offering a Beginner’s Astro Imaging Workshop Weekend at the CAO this summer.