Events

Science Literacy Week 2018

Science Literacy Week 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada.

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science 2018 Toronto

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Last year we introduced Soapbox Science to North America and we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Toronto event! Our organizing team is preparing for another fabulous day in September at Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival.

Astronomical Alchemy

ASX Star Talk: Astronomical Alchemy

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Calling all space enthusiasts! Come on down to ASX's first Star Talk of the school year on Wednesday, September 26th where U of T astrophysicist Dr. Maria R. Drout will be illuminating the origins of all the elements in the universe!

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Laura Parker

Speaker's Night: The Dark Universe

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Observational astronomers use telescopes that look at the furthest distances in the Universe to look back in time and trace the growth of structure in the cosmos.

The Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

RASC Mississauga: Under Southern Skies

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

In this talk and slide show, Michael Watson will discuss his recent month-long trip to Australia, which included several nights of stargazing and astrophotography from the dark skies of the Australian Outback.

SYSTEM Sounds - One Sky

SYSTEM Sounds: Nuit Blanche 2018 - One Sky

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

You may have seen the wonders of the night sky but during Nuit Blanche Toronto on September 29th you’ll be able to hear them too.

Nuit Blanche Toronto

OSC: Nuit Blanche 2018 - STEAM-Powered Stories

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

Enter into a world where science, technology, engineering, art and math collide to create STEAM-Powered Stories.

Avery Broderick

Perimeter Institute: The Event Horizon Telescope (WEBCAST)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Avery Broderick will provide a highly accessible and interesting lecture on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) and international efforts to interpret horizon-resolving images of numerous supermassive black holes.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Draconid Meteor Shower (Outburst?)

Monday, October 8, 2018

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, October 8, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, October 10, 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.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on October 12 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

City Star Party

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

Monday, October 15, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 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.

York University Meteor Showers 2018

York University Observatory: Orionid Meteor Shower (first clear weeknight)

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:30pm to Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:30pm

Come view the 2018 Orionid Meteor Shower with the Allan I. Carswell Observatory Team at York University!

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

On the weekend of October 19th - 21st 2018, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs will take on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

CAO 2018 Fall Work Party

Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018

This year’s Fall Work Party will take place from October 20-21, 2018.

More details will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Lecture Night - Observe the Moonlight (WAITLIST)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a NASA-hosted annual worldwide public event that aims to celebrate our appreciation and understanding of Earth's nearest neighbour through art, culture, and science.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm, 9:15pm

Aurora Public Library - The Milky Way

Aurora Public Library: The Milky Way

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for this engaging presentation, followed by a telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting).

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
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. Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

UofT Planetarium: The Life and Death of Stars

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Laura Parker

RASC Mississauga: The Dark Universe

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Observational astronomers use telescopes that look at the furthest distances in the Universe to look back in time and trace the growth of structure in the cosmos.

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Hackathon

Toronto Space Apps Challenge 2018 Youth Program

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Come use your hands and brains to learn about and explore through NASA's Space Apps Toronto Youth Program.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, October 27, 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.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Ryerson University: Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

For the first time ever, Ryerson University will be hosting the world-renowned astronaut, Chris Hadfield! “Beyond the Horizon: The Hadfield Experience” aims to inspire, motivate and guide you to becoming changemakers of society.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, November 3, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is held if the previous event did not happen because of overcast skies.
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE observing pad.

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