Events

Mars rover navigation 101
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
In this live public talk, Olivier Lamarre will briefly cover how current rovers safely navigate autonomously on the surface of Mars and how teams of human operators help them remotely.
Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We have a whopping 19 targets to cover this session, so we will spend lots of time focusing on how to find them!
Friends of the DAO
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00pm to 10:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, including the Plaskett telescope and Centre of the Universe located in Victoria, BC.

OSC Family Trivia Night
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Get ready for another Family Trivia Night! This time, we’re covering all things space—from stars and asteroids to black holes and dwarf planets—to celebrate International Astronomy Day.

Empathy, Positionality & Creating Inclusive Environments
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Having an inclusive community within RASC creates a culture where marginalized people can thrive.
Canada’s Future in Space
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Webinar to engage Canadian students and young professionals in a discussion on the future of the Canadian space sector!
Claire David
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Claire David, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, York University; Associate Scientist, Fermilab

Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
We have some niche topics today, including how to use math and your own photos of the Moon to measure the depth of craters.
Space Place Canada - Down to Earth
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A panel discussion exploring how made-in-Canada space technology enables research, grows our economy and benefits society down here on Earth

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

Moon at Noon
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Today's targets will be more morning observations, and include the Apollo 16 landing site!
Kim Tait & Bill Nye
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Kim Tait, Royal Ontario Museum

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 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.

Moon at Noon
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Next week there will be a partial solar eclipse! In some places it'll even be an annular eclipse. We'll be spending this session talking about eclipses.
Moon at Noon
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
It's Apollo day! Finally, we get the chance to find both the first and last Apollo landing sites. Bring your questions about the Moon landings! We encourage you to share any annular eclipse photos you may have gotten from this morning as well.
Moon at Noon
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Did you manage to find all the targets? We'll go over everything you need to know to apply for your pin and observing certificate! Who doesn't love a pin and certificate?
RASC 2021 GA
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:00pm

The RASC GA is a four-day event, jam-packed with exciting events and fun for the entire family.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Join us for our monthly Speaker's Night where a professional astronomer gets to tell us about their latest research.

Following the talk we will convene our members Annual Meeting (using Zoom).

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 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.