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City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
9:30pm to 11:30pm

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.

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2017 RASC General Assembly in Ottawa

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Monday, July 3, 2017

Join the Ottawa Centre during Canada's 150th anniversary for the 2017 RASC General Assembly. See the GA website for more details.

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System – Moons, asteroids, comets and other small rocky objects

Friday, June 30, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm

UofT Scarborough

UofT Scarborough: Guided Solar Walk & Observatory Tour

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm to Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:30pm

Spend an evening with the planets at U of T Scarborough! A free event for four nights only.

Algonquin Radio Observatory

UofT AstroTour: Using Interstellar Plasma Lenses as Billion Kilometre Telescopes

Thursday, July 6, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

Fifty years ago, two radio telescopes across Canada were combined to achieve the resolution of a telescope 3000 km across, a technique now known as VLBI.

Pluto & Charon

UofT Planetarium: The Underdogs of the Solar System – Moons, asteroids, comets and other small rocky objects

Friday, July 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, July 8, 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.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, July 14, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap mechandise for sale!

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Deadline for Aug/Sep SCOPE Newsletter

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
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.

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