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Viewing and imaging beautiful doubles is fun and easy however they often go unnoticed. You don't need any special equipment but binoculars and telescope give you hundreds or thousands of wonderful targets.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/0yhCOGEk3hI
Observing from the city

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

Monday, February 19, 2018 to Thursday, February 22, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, February 24, 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.

Pierre Chastenay

RCIS: 2017 Fleming Medal Presentation and Lecture with Dr. Pierre Chastenay

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Meet one of Québec's most celebrated science communicators, Dr. Pierre Chastenay.

ASX - Exploring Space From Earth

ASX Star Talk: Exploring Space from Earth with Dr. Marianne Mader

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn how planetary scientists explore other planets here on Earth, through comparative planetology and meteoritics, and how we are preparing for future space missions by conducting terrestrial analogue missions.
Science on Tap Hamilton

McMaster: Science on Tap Hamilton

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm

Join scientists from McMaster University’s Physics and Astronomy Department for an entertaining night filled with scientific discussion, trivia, and beer.

Catherine Woodford

Speaker's Night: Gravitational Waves: The Sirens of the Universe

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Get an up-close and personal take on the several Gravitational Waves discoveries that have changed science for the better.

Alan Jackson

RASC Mississauga: Making The Moon

Friday, March 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Moon is an important part of our everyday lives. It regulates the tides and stabilizes the tilt of Earth's rotation axis, playing an important role in making our planet the place it is today.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, March 12, 2018 to Thursday, March 15, 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, March 21, 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

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on Saturday, March 24 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Space Stories at the Ontario Science Centre
On February 7, 2018, Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell, Researcher and Programmer for Astronomy and Space Sciences at the Ontario Science Centre, discussed her experiences with presenting Space Science to all ages.
Starlore and Indigenous Constellations over Turtle Island

At the Recreational Astronomy Night on January 24, 2018, Frank Dempsey talked about the Indigenous legends of the constellations over Turtle Island (aka North America).

Space Conspiracies, Myths and Fake News

On January 24, 2018 Alex Stanomir discussed a variety of conspiracy theories about space and whether or not they had any validity.

Voyager at 40

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, over 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

'Oumuamua: Visitor from Another Solar System

On December 13, 2017, at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, Ron Macnaughton gave a presentation on the mystery of the celestial object called 'Oumuamua. Is it a comet or an asteroid? Where did it come from?

Jill Tarter - A Cosmic Perspective

On September 23, 2017, Dr. Jill Tarter discussed the SETI Institute's search for extraterrestrial intelligence and how it reflects on ourselves in Ontario Science Centre's Great Conversation Series.