Events

City Star Party

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

Monday, January 14, 2019 to Thursday, January 17, 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.

Paul Delaney

Speaker's Night: New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
If you can’t make tonight's meeting, we will be streaming it live: https://www.youtube.com/rasctoronto/live
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Friday, January 18, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Telescope Clinic & Open House

Saturday, January 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Find yourself the proud owner of a shiny new telescope this holiday season and not sure how to use it? Or perhaps thinking of buying one but have some questions? You’re in luck!

Total Lunar Eclipse January 2019

York University Observatory: Total Lunar Eclipse January 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 10:00pm to Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:00am
Come join us to view the January 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse!
Asteroid Bennu

ROM: Getting to Know Bennu: Updates on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample-Return Mission

Friday, January 25, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Canadian experts Mike Daly, Tim Haltigin, Kate Howells and Kim Tait as they provide the latest updates on OSIRIS-REx, the ongoing mission to return a sample from the surface of asteroid Bennu.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, January 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, January 30, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, February 2, 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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, February 4, 2019 to Thursday, February 7, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, February 9, 2019 -
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.

Evening Telescope Observing

OSC: Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, February 9, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

City Star Party

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

Monday, February 11, 2019 to Thursday, February 14, 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.

J.S. Plaskett

Toronto Reference Library: Canada Heads for Outer Space

Monday, February 11, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Canadian astronomer Peter Broughton talks about J.S. Plaskett, the scientist who brought Canada onto the world stage in astronomy.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Speaker's Night: The 1979 Total Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Forty years ago, the Toronto Centre mounted an expedition to observe the February 26, 1979 total solar eclipse from Gimli, Manitoba.

ASX - Boom to Bust

ASX Symposium: Boom to Bust - The Story of Our Universe

Friday, February 15, 2019 -
6:45pm to 10:00pm
Calling space enthusiasts near and far! It's your favourite event of the year: ASX's Annual Symposium is back for its 16th edition, and have we got a show for you!
Mars

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Should Humans Go to Mars?

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a look beyond the hype of a voyage to Mars. What are the benefits and risks to humankind? What should humans consider as we begin exporting our species to other planets?

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, February 27, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, March 2, 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.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, March 4, 2019 to Thursday, March 7, 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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
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.

Evening Telescope Observing

OSC: Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body.

City Star Party

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

Monday, March 11, 2019 to Thursday, March 14, 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.

Brittney Cooper

Speaker's Night: Scattering Throughout the Solar System

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Stunning optical effects such as rainbows, halos, and the opposition surge are observed frequently on Earth, but many of these features have also been observed on planetary bodies throughout the solar system.

Ele Willoughby

Albert Campbell Library: Being an Astronaut Candidate

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ele Willoughby, PhD, talks about her experience of being part of the Canadian Space Agency's Astronaut Recruitment Program.

Dr. Renée Hložek

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, March 22, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Join on us on Friday March 22, at The Great Hall for an evening of pints, astronomy news, and mind-expanding talks from University of Toronto astronomers.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, March 27, 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.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, April 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 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.

NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

Saturday, April 6, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019

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