Events

A trip to Quantumland

Pint of Science: A Trip to Quantumland (SOLD OUT)

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

What if I tell you that the world in the smallest imaginable scales has nothing to do with what we know?

How it all started

Pint of Science: How it all started (SOLD OUT)

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Apparently "We are made of star stuff" so your beer contains chunks of the Big Bang explosion, doesn't it?

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Paint Night (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Be inspired by the cosmos and paint your version of the night sky, galaxy, or planet! Find your inspiration from an astronomer who will start with a short introduction to an astronomy-themed topic, and with an artist-in residence.

Seeing is believing

Pint of Science: Seeing is believing (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
In a galaxy far, far away, a black hole and a big space rock walk into a bar.
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, May 22, 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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:05pm

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

Renée Hložek

RASC Mississauga: Echoes of Our Beginnings

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

By listening to the cold, dim hiss of the universe, we can learn about its fiery beginning. Prof. Renée Hložek's talk will focus on how cosmologists use microwave instruments to measure this birth-light.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

Families will be introduced to the wonders of astronomy through a presentation on a variety of exciting astronomy topics, followed by age-appropriate celestial activities and a demonstration of the 74" telescope.

Lee Smolin

North York Central Library: Lee Smolin: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum physics are a result of an incomplete Einstein theory.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:05pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:10pm

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing

Saturday, June 1, 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.

Secrets of the Astrolabe Workshop

Aga Khan Museum: Workshop - Secrets of the Astrolabe

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Learn the secrets of a 2,500-year-old technological tool from long-time amateur astronomer Pierre Paquette.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 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.

Whispers from the Cosmos

UofT AstroTour: Whispers from the Cosmos

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

The recent discovery of gravitational waves marks the dawn of a new field of astronomy and provides new opportunities to study several elusive systems in the Cosmos.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (first clear night: Friday or Saturday)

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing*

Saturday, June 8, 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.

Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Aga Khan Museum: Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Immerse yourself in The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, an exhibition that explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting orb in the sky and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts.
City Star Party

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

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 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.

Quirks & Quarks Public Debate

CBC Quirks & Quarks Public Debate: Should we have humans in space?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bob McDonald moderates a live debate with guests astronaut Chris Hadfield, cosmologist Renée Hložek, planetary scientist Marianne Mader and space flight historian Amy Shira Teitel.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to provide amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more!

RASC GA 2019

2019 RASC General Assembly in Toronto

Thursday, June 13, 2019 to Sunday, June 16, 2019

The 2019 RASC General Assembly will be held in Toronto at York University from June 13–16, 2019. The theme of the General Assembly will be Education and Public Outreach.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy at the next Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

RASC GA: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn all about being an amateur astronomer and join in on hands-on activities at this special weekend Father’s Day Family Astronomy activity fair.

First Man - James R. Hansen

RASC GA: Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture / Apollo Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
This year’s Ruth Northcott Memorial Lecture will be delivered by James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:30pm to 11:45pm

Visit a unique historical site in Richmond Hill and experience an engaging presentation led by expert and researchers in astronomy, covering a variety of exciting astronomy topics.

Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

RASC GA: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn all about being an amateur astronomer and join in on hands-on activities at this special weekend Father’s Day Family Astronomy activity fair.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, June 19, 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.

Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin

RASC Mississauga: Apollo 11 - bringing the Apollo program to a new generation

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ben Feist, creator of Apollo17.org, and part of the team who made the 2019 documentary Apollo 11, will take us through his latest project, Apollo 11 in Real Time.
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:30pm to 11:45pm

Families will be introduced to the wonders of astronomy through a presentation on a variety of exciting astronomy topics, followed by age-appropriate celestial activities and a demonstration of the 74" telescope.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

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

Monday, July 1, 2019 to Thursday, July 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.

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