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Astronomy Week Solar Observing

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
Join us this week if skies are clear!
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Friday)

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

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

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, April 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018
NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
International Astronomy Day - April 21, 2018

Ontario Science Centre: International Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00pm
Celebrate International Astronomy Day at the Ontario Science Centre!
Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: Underdogs of the Solar System (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Showtime: 3:00pm

Our Musical Universe

UofT Planetarium: Our Musical Universe (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm
What is the sound of a twinkling star? Can planets keep a beat? How loud was the big bang?
Observing from the city

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

Monday, April 23, 2018 to Thursday, April 26, 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.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more!

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 25, 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.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, April 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Discover the Universe

Discover the Universe: Astronomy Teachers Workshop in Toronto

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Discover the Universe is pleased to offer a full-day astronomy workshop hosted at the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, April 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.

H.L. Welsh Distinguished Lecturer Series

UofT Physics: The H.L. Welsh Distinguished Lecturer Series Program 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm

The Department of Physics invites faculty, students and the public to its 44th annual celebration of physics.

Illustris Simulation

UofT AstroTour: Simulating the Universe

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The life of a single galaxy is an extremely complicated affair and understanding the origin and evolution of the roughly 100 billion galaxies in our universe is even more so.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, May 4, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, May 5, 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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Texas Star Party

Sunday, May 6, 2018 to Saturday, May 12, 2018
Janakan Sivasubramanium

Speaker's Night: Active Galaxies: A Hunt to Understand What Feeds These Galactic Monsters

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

In the 1940s, as the catalog of known galaxies grew, astronomers soon noticed a group of outliers that showed substantially different galactic cores.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

RASC Mississauga: Earth's Battered Moon

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Just like the Earth, the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. It has been and continues to be constantly bombarded by meteorites. Some suggest that this rate of bombardment has remained constant in the past couple of billion years.

Ryerson Science Rendezvous

Ryerson: Science Rendezvous 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for Science Rendezvous on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in the heart of Ryerson Campus!

Science Rendezvous

York University: Science Rendezvous 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Every year the Faculty of Science at York University joins forces with Main Street Markham to present Science Rendezvous at the award-winning Markham Farmers’ Market.
Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory

Heritage Toronto: Campus & Cosmos: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

A walking tour which describes how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach, in parallel with the growth of our city and country.

UofT Science Rendezvous logo

UofT: Science Rendezvous 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Science Rendezvous is a free annual all-day festival that brings science out of the lab and onto the street with the ultimate goal of improving student enrolment as well as public involvement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) fields.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, May 14, 2018 to Thursday, May 17, 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.

Alan Chen

Pint of Science: We are stardust

Monday, May 14, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Have you ever looked up at the starry sky and felt small and insignificant compared to the vastness of the cosmos?

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