Upcoming Events

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Venus at maximum elongation

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
12:00am to 12:00pm

Venus will be in the west at sunset. Venus will be the brightest object in the sky after the moon and the sun.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Saturday)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both August 17th and 18th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, August 17, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Meteors - Adrian Pelletier, 2016. Free Nature Stock.

Joint Toronto Centre - Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Association Hike & Observing

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 11:00pm

CAO is holding a joint fundraising event for our members and members of the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Volunteers. These are the people who tend the trail near CAO and have visited us for an astronomy night last year.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Ellie Arroway - Contact

Solar System Social: Who Deserves To Explore Space

Thursday, August 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solar System Social is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public.This special event will be a panel discussion on the ethics, logistics, and politics of who deserves to explore space.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, August 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, August 25, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

Pluto (New Horizons)

UofT AstroTour: Mission to Pluto - From Napkins to New Horizons

Thursday, September 6, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, photographing the last unexplored major body in our solar system.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 8, 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, September 8, 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, Tuesday or Thursday)

Monday, September 10, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 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, September 12, 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

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both September 14th and 15th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Planet-gazing Star Party

UofT/RASC National Star Party

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Come see the planets as you’ve never seen them before! On September 15, we’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with telescopes, planets, and prizes.

Science Literacy Week 2018

Science Literacy Week 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada.

Observing from the city

City Star Party (first clear night: Monday to Thursday)

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 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.

Maria A. Shchuka Library: Cosmology, Cell Phones and Video Games

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a Science Literacy Week talk with Professor Keith Vanderlinde! Professor Vanderlinde has spent the last decade building and using telescopes to study the universe: its composition, history, and eventual fate.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, September 22, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Laura Parker

Speaker's Night: The Dark Universe

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Observational astronomers use telescopes that look at the furthest distances in the Universe to look back in time and trace the growth of structure in the cosmos.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, September 29, 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.

Draconid Meteor Shower (Outburst?)

Monday, October 8, 2018

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, October 8, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 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, October 10, 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.

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