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Orionids Meteors

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, October 21, 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.

UofT Planetarium: Halloween Themed Planetarium Show (kid friendly)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:30pm

Showtimes: 11:00am and 12:30pm

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Public Outreach Astronomy and Stargazing

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers between 7:00 and 11:00pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre located just off Casablanca in Grimsby.

UofT Planetarium: Halloween Themed Planetarium Show (kid friendly)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Showtimes: 1:00pm and 2:30pm

Phil Plaitt

Yukon Centre: Phil Plait - Beyond Northern Lights (WEBEX)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:00pm to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Join the Yukon Centre with special guest Dr. Phil Plait from 10:00pm–midnight (EDT). Come discover the mysteries of our northern skies and what can be seen when the northern lights can’t.

Observing from the city

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

Monday, October 23, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 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.

Dark Matter Day

Dunlap Instute: Dark Matter Day

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Dark matter is puzzling. We can't see or touch it, but we believe it makes up about 85% of the matter in the Universe. Canadian astronomers are at the forefront of the search for the true nature of this elusive substance.

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (1/6)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Introduction to RASC and Astronomy, overview of the course, astronomy history and "Canada in Space."

College/Shaw Library: Earth's Battered Moon

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

Gravity film

ASX Movie Night: Gravity

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Come join us on Wednesday, October 25th for a showing of the movie Gravity (2013) starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney!

Ralph Chou

Speaker's Night: These old eyes - they ain't what they used to be!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: B. Ralph Chou, MSc, OD, Professor Emeritus, Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo

Scott Kelly

OSC Great Conversations: In Conversation with Scott Kelly

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

We’ve created a research lab in space. But can man really live beyond Earth’s orbit? Astronauts provide a unique perspective on both the challenges of living in a microgravity environment and the opportunities of human space missions.

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on October 27 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Nathan Cyprys - Cosmichronos

Gallery 44: Nathan Cyprys - Cosmichronos, Exhibition Opening

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cosmichronos is an exhibition of new images from photographer Nathan Cyprys, exploring the cosmic perspective as it relates to humanity.

Randy Attwood - Voyager

RASC Mississauga: Voyager at 40

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977 - 40 years ago. Over a period of 12 years, they explored the four outer planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The discoveries changed our understanding of our solar system.

International Observe the Moon Night 2017

BeSpatial: International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual world-wide public event that NASA organizes to help celebrate, appreciate, and understand our Moon.

Hart House Orchestra

RCIS: The Planets, a Musical Odyssey of Evolution, Environment and Exploration (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

A century ago, Gustav Holst had 7 planets to inspire his composition, The Planets. With Earth, these were the known worlds.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Evening at the Riverwood Conservancy

Monday, October 30, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Come out and observe the universe at the Riverwood Conservancy!

John Percy

Pape/Danforth Library: Toronto's Astronomical Heritage

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us as Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto discusses how Toronto became a "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and outreach.

RCIS/RASC Lecture: Science at the South Pole

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The quest for ever-clearer views of the sky has driven astronomers to put telescopes in some pretty remote places, ranging from arid deserts, to the tops of mountains, and even the middle of Antarctica.

Ojibwe Sky Star Map

UofT AstroTour: Night Skies Over Turtle Island: Indigenous perspectives on the cosmos

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Explore the night sky from the perspective of the Indigenous people of North America in this special AstroTour talk.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, November 4, 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 (2/6)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Sun, Earth, Moon, tides, eclipses, our Solar System, the Planets, meteor showers, and comets.

Pauline Gagnon

Perimeter Institute: Improbable Feats and Useless Discoveries

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

As a child, Quebec native Pauline Gagnon dreamed of understanding what the universe was really made of.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, November 10, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, November 10, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Alexandra Terrana

Brentwood Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Secrets of Our Dark Universe

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Most of our Universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy, but so far scientists have had a hard time detecting or explaining them.

M20 by Ian Wheelband

NOVA Astronomy Course (3/6)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
6:15pm to 8:00pm

Stars, distances, magnitude, learning the night sky, constellations. planispheres, coordinate systems, astronomy (planetarium) software, with a brief demo of Stellarium.

Paul Delaney

Barbara Frum Library: Chronicles of a Peculiar Universe: Is Anyone Home?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Since 1995 thousands of planets have been detected orbiting other stars. Many of these worlds could possibly contain liquid water and even life.

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Deadline for Dec/Jan SCOPE Newsletter

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Submit your articles for the SCOPE newsletter to the SCOPEeditor@rascto.ca.

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