OSC Star Party - Catch a Falling Star

Perseid Meteor Shower (201508130001HQ)
Perseid Meteor Shower, Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls (201508130001HQ)
Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Heads up! Literally. You won’t want to miss the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 11 and 12. Find out what causes these fast-moving meteors to appear in our summer sky — and maybe even spot a few!

Can’t catch a falling star? Never fear. With telescope observing, comet making and an out-of-this-world expert who’ll provide an update on the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu, there’s astronomical proportions of fun to be had by the whole family.

Guest Speaker: Kim Tait, PhD, Curator of Mineralogy, Royal Ontario Museum | 9:00 p.m.

In the event of poor weather, Star Party activities will be held indoors. Telescope observing is weather dependent.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free (Parking $10, Member discounts apply) 
Organized by: Ontario Science Centre and RASC - Toronto Centre
Registration: Not required
Location: Ontario Science Centre (TELUSCAPE, outside the Main Entrance)