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City Star Party

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

Monday, November 12, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 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.

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Fall Telescope Scope Clinic

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers this November 16 for their Fall telescope clinic.
Sara Seager

UofT Physics: 2018 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT

ASX Star Talk: Warp Drives & Aliens

ASX Star Talk: Warp Drives & Aliens

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hello astrophiles! Star Trek, Star Wars, and basically all space-based sci-fi are stuffed full of exotic extraterrestrials and peculiar planets. But what is the scientific basis of these weird and wonderful worlds?

Michel Fich

RASC Mississauga: New Frontiers in Observational Cosmology

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our most recent generation of cosmology experiments, such as the Planck satellite and observations of distant supernovae, have reduced all of cosmology to the very precise measurement of eight parameters.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, November 24, 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.

Reiner Weiss

OSC Great Conversations: Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Unpack the fabric of space-time with Dr. Rainer Weiss’ exploration of gravitational waves in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. This ground-breaking discovery earned Dr. Weiss the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics, along with his work on LIGO.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, December 3, 2018 to Thursday, December 6, 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.

Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Beyond Earth

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Several space agencies have launched orbital missions over several decades, and the volume of data and imagery they have acquired is staggering.

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 8 in lunar orbit December 24, 1968

RASC Mississauga: Stories From Apollo 8

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

December 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 8 Moon mission.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night and Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, December 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/4X1qZvrTIfY
History of the Hubble Space Telescope

Chris Gainor is National RASC President and an historian who specializes in the history of space flight and aeronautics.

In the Footsteps of Nicolaus Copernicus

On October 10, 2018, Dan Falk, a Toronto Centre member, gave a presentation on his recent trip to the historical sites where Nicolaus Copernicus lived and worked in Poland.

Video: Using the Robotic Burke-Gaffney Observatory

On October 10, 2018, Blake Nancarrow presented the ease and advantages of using the remote features of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory at Saint Mary's University, Halifax.

Blake Nancarrow delivered a presentation on using BGO on 10 October 2018 at OSC. He offered a handout file with notes to accompany the presentation proper.
The Dark Universe

On September 26, 2018, Dr Laura Parker, whose area of expertise is Dark Matter, gave a presentation on The Dark Universe at the Speaker's Night hosted by the RASC - Toronto Centre.

Under the Southern Skies with Michael Watson
Michael Watson, a life member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, discusses why every astronomer should make an attempt to see the marvels of the Southern Skies from Down Under, showing his stunning images from his most recent trip to Australia.
Celestron NexYZ Smartphone to Eyepiece Adapter

On September 12, 2018, Denis Grey reviewed the Celestron NexYZ Smartphone adapter and evaluated how it can increase the experience of visitors at RASC outreach events.