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The Sky This Month March 27 - April 24 2019

Toronto Centre member Arnold Brody presented the upcoming month sky highlights from March 27 to April 24, 2019. He spoke at the Recreational Astronomy Night Meeting which was held at the Ontario Science Centre on March 27, 2019.

The Sky This Month March 27 - April 24 2019
The content for The Sky This Month presented by Arnold Brody at the Recreational Astronomy Night on March 27, 2019, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 24, 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.

Discover the Universe

Discover the Universe: On-Site: Astronomy Teachers Workshop in Toronto

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Full-day workshop hosted by the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, April 29, 2019 to Thursday, May 2, 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.

First image of a black hole

UWaterloo: See the unseeable: A black hole discovery conversation with physicist Avery Broderick

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, a professor at University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, peered thousands of light-years across space helping solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes are real.
Welsh Poster 2019

UofT Physics: 2019 H.L. Welsh Lectures in Physics

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Prof. Anny Cazenave: Climate Change, Ocean Warming, Land Ice Melt and Sea Level Rise
Prof. Donna Strickland: Generating High-Intensity Ultrashort Optical Pulses

CAO 2019 Spring Work Party

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

This year’s Spring Work Party will be held on the weekend of May 4-5, 2019.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, May 4, 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.

Astronomy Week Solar Observing

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre this week for 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.

City Star Party

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

Monday, May 6, 2019 to Thursday, May 9, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research.
Millennium Square

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

Friday, May 10, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

OSC Astronomy Day 2019

Ontario Science Centre: International Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Celebrate International Astronomy Day at the Ontario Science Centre!

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the moon, the planets and more!

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.
Laboni Islam

Aga Khan Museum: Insight Tour - Listening to the Moon with Laboni Islam

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Join poet Laboni Islam for a special tour of The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, an exhibition that looks at the moon through the lens of art, science, and spirituality.
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Night

Saturday, May 18, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Paint Night

Tuesday, May 21, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Family Night

Saturday, May 25, 2019 -
9:00pm to 11:30pm

Families will be introduced to the wonders of astronomy through a presentation on a variety of exciting astronomy topics, followed by age-appropriate celestial activities and a demonstration of the 74" telescope.

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.
Sarah Symons

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/dVJps1bgkdo
Scattering Throughout the Solar System

On March 13, 2019 Brittney Cooper, an Earth and Space Science MSc candidate at York University, gave a presentation on scattering of light throughout the Solar System.

Flight into Totality - 1979 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition

On February 26, 1979, the Toronto Centre mounted one of its biggest expeditions to see the total eclipse of the sun at Gimli, Manitoba.

A New Planetarium for Toronto

Henry Lotin spoke at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting of the Toronto Centre about his upcoming project for a new planetarium in Toronto and why Toronto needs one.

New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages with Professor Paul Delaney
In 2006, the space probe New Horizons set sail for the most distant planned target intercept in history: the exploration of (Dwarf) Planet Pluto in July 2015.
Air Travel 8" Dobsonian Telescope

Ever wished you could take an 8" Dobsonian telescope on an airplane as onboard luggage? Well Clay Davies has done it and he explains how he designed and built a telescope to do just that.

Dr. Rainer Weiss "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

On November 28, 2018, Dr. Rainer Weiss gave a talk on "Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves," with Professor Sara Seager as moderator.