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NASA - Apollo 16, 23 April 1972
June 28, 2019 - August 31, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and our enduring fascination with what lies beyond our atmosphere.
The Sky This Month June 19 - July 16, 2019

Arnold Brody takes us through the coming months' celestial highlights and gives us some insight into what is happening to Jupiter's Red Spot and what might happen to Saturn's rings.

The Sky This Month - June 19 to July 16, 2019
The content for The Sky This Month presented by Arnold Brody at the Recreational Astronomy Night on June 19, 2019, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets.
RASC Colour Seal

Exciting news! Through a generous grant from the Carswell Family Foundation, the RASC is now able to hire a fifth full-time staff member. Applications are open until July 5th, 2019.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, July 1, 2019 to Thursday, July 4, 2019

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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 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.

All About Space Summer Program for Kids

hEr VOLUTION/Indus Space: All About Space Summer Program for Kids

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, July 12, 2019 - 4:00pm

In order to deliver world-class programming, we partnered with Indus Space to bring you a summer program like no other: All About Space!

City Star Party

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

Monday, July 8, 2019 to Thursday, July 11, 2019

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.

Armstrong
Opens July 12, 2019
Armstrong is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life.
DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

Visit a unique historical site in Richmond Hill and experience an engaging presentation led by expert and researchers in astronomy, covering a variety of exciting astronomy topics.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 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.

Summer of Space

Ontario Science Centre: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Celebrate this giant leap for humankind.

Women with Impact: Resnik crater, 2016, © Bettina Forget

Aga Khan Museum: Workshop - Moon Mission With Bettina Forget

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Imagine you’re on a lunar base, ready explore to the Moon. Your mission is to document a region of the Moon of your choice – maybe the Ocean of Storms, the Sea of Tranquility, the Peninsula of Thunder, or the Bay of Rainbows.

Dunlap Institute SpaceTime

Dunlap Institute: SpaceTime

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
It's Time for Space! Join us on July 20th for SpaceTime, an all-ages inclusive celebration of space, curiosity, and discovery.
DDO - Krishna Vedala

DDO Astronomy Paint Night

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Be inspired by the cosmos and paint your version of the night sky, galaxy, or planet! Find your inspiration from an astronomer who will start with a short introduction to an astronomy-themed topic, and with an artist-in residence.

Retro Futures
May 18, 2019 - July 28, 2019
The 50th anniversary of NASA's first successful lunar landing, the Apollo 11 mission of 1969, is the inspiration for this nostalgic trip back to futures-that-might-have-been, as seen from the starry eyes of early science fiction writers.
Stargazer's Delight 2019
August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019
August 10, 2019 - August 13, 2019
Once the sun sets on the MS Chi-Cheemaun, the starry panorama of the night will unfold before your eyes.
The Moon: A Voyage Through Time
March 9, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon by discovering the wonder, knowledge, and beauty the moon has inspired through the ages.
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
Currently playing
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission with this thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon.
Astronaut
May 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Calling all aspiring astronauts - your mission starts now with this special exhibition. Discover what it’s like to live like an astronaut, including how to sleep, eat, shower and use the toilet in space!
Dava Newman - BioSuit
May 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019
A captivating tale of space exploration featuring the industry’s brightest female scientists—from Canada and beyond—whose work has helped NASA and the Canadian Space Agency prepare for the future.
Laser-Guided Stargazing Tours
April 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
What's better than viewing the night sky the way it's meant to be seen? Seeing it with dozens of other stargazers!
The Life of Neil Armstrong: Myth and Reality
A Royal Astronomical Society of Canada live stream presentation of the Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture, which was held at York University, Toronto, on June 15, 2019.
Quirks & Quarks Public Debate

CBC Quirks & Quarks Public Debate: Should we have humans in space?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/AycZnkjv-HQ
Sherry Boyer and her mother, Charline Norgrove
The Toronto Centre lost a longtime member, Charline Norgrove, on May 27, 2019. Here is a loving tribute from her daughter, Sherry Boyer.
Big Galaxies and the Big Places in Which They Live with Dr. Marshall McCall
Ever wondered how big some galaxies are or how far away they are from our own solar system?
Alien Landscapes with Elizabeth Tasker

Ever wondered what it would actually be like to be on some of the new exoplanets that have been discovered recently? Well, Elizabeth Tasker has wondered about this as well.

It's Sirius O'Clock: Astronomical Timekeeping in Ancient Egypt

Ever wondered how the Ancient Egyptians kept time? Well, Dr. Sarah Symons from McMaster University wondered about this too.

Should Humans Go To Mars?

What can we learn with humans that the much safer robotic explorers cannot tell us? Is it worth the risk? Is there really any reason to go to Mars other than "because it's there?"