Organized by Astronomical Community

Explore the Universe
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This week we are catching the Moon early in its cycle, which means we have the opportunity to spot quite a few craters. We'll be seeking out the diamond ring crater this week!
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Summer 2020 evenings will feature Jupiter and Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and Mars, too! We'll preview how to view those planets, what features on them to look for, and some observing tips.
Picture a Scientist
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us at West Commons at Ontario Place on Thursday, August 27 for an outdoor screening of Picture a Scientist, a compelling documentary.

RASC Colour Seal
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cam Wipper, telescope operator and scientific observer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

Explore the Universe
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Mars and the Moon are getting close this week! Once you spot those in the next couple days, we'll be on the hunt for a little bit of everything, and a lot of double stars.
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
We'll help you get started in visual astronomy by explaining the basics - how to use a sky chart, how sky coordinates work (spoiler alert - it's easy), what's a variable star, how to tell a galaxy from globular cluster, and more.
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Struggling to set up your telescope? Can’t see Jupiter as clearly as you want to? We’ll set up our scopes to show you exactly what we do each time, give you some tips to make your telescope observing sessions even better, and recommend some gadgets and accessories.
Étienne Trouvelot's images of Jupiter in 1877 and 1880
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join RASC archivist Randall Rosenfeld as he explores why hand-drawn astronomical pictures look odd to us, and the implications for what "truth at the eyepiece" may really mean.
Katie Mack
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In a special live webcast on May 6 at 7 pm ET, theoretical cosmologist and science communicator Katie Mack — known to her many Twitter followers as @astrokatie — will answer questions about her favourite subject: the end of the universe.

Heather Laird
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A brief history of some of the important women actively involved in the advancement of amateur and professional astronomy and astrophysics in Canada over the last century.