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The Sky This Month April 24 - May 21, 2019 "The Mother's Day Edition"

On April 24, 2019, Bryon Czarnik, a member of the Toronto Centre, presented the upcoming month's celestial highlights geared to the Mother's Day theme, which will be celebrated this year on May 12, 2019.

Sky this Month May 2019

The content for the Sky This Month presented by Bryon Czarnik at the Recreational Astronomy Night on April 24, 2019, including event dates and times, sky charts, and observing targets can be found in the accompanying PDF document.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, May 22, 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.

Renée Hložek

RASC Mississauga: Echoes of Our Beginnings

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

By listening to the cold, dim hiss of the universe, we can learn about its fiery beginning. Prof. Renée Hložek's talk will focus on how cosmologists use microwave instruments to measure this birth-light.

Lee Smolin

North York Central Library: Lee Smolin: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum physics are a result of an incomplete Einstein theory.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, June 1, 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.

Secrets of the Astrolabe Workshop

Aga Khan Museum: Workshop - Secrets of the Astrolabe

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Learn the secrets of a 2,500-year-old technological tool from long-time amateur astronomer Pierre Paquette.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 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, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Aga Khan Museum: Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Immerse yourself in The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, an exhibition that explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting orb in the sky and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts.
City Star Party

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

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 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.

Quirks & Quarks Public Debate

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bob McDonald moderates a live debate with guests astronaut Chris Hadfield, cosmologist Renée Hložek, planetary scientist Marianne Mader and space flight historian Amy Shira Teitel.
RASC GA 2019

2019 RASC General Assembly in Toronto

Thursday, June 13, 2019 to Sunday, June 16, 2019

The 2019 RASC General Assembly will be held in Toronto at York University from June 13–16, 2019. The theme of the General Assembly will be Education and Public Outreach.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy at the next Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

RASC GA: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn all about being an amateur astronomer and join in on hands-on activities at this special weekend Father’s Day Family Astronomy activity fair.

First Man - James R. Hansen

RASC GA: Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture / Apollo Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
This year’s Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture will be delivered by James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.
Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

RASC GA: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn all about being an amateur astronomer and join in on hands-on activities at this special weekend Father’s Day Family Astronomy activity fair.

Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin

RASC Mississauga: Apollo 11 - bringing the Apollo program to a new generation

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ben Feist, creator of Apollo17.org, and part of the team who made the 2019 documentary Apollo 11, will take us through his latest project, Apollo 11 in Real Time.
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 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!
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.

A Trip to Mars?

Ever wondered what it would take for humans to go to Mars? Well, Ron Macnaughton has given it much thought.

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.