Events

Cityscape with full moon by John Gauvreau

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Mallincams: For Outreach and Observing in Light-Polluted Areas

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Our topic for this evening will be an overview of astronomy in light-polluted areas using video-assisted observing or for public outreach.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member

Geminid meteors

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.

Comet ISON by Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Comet 46P/Wirtanen brightening

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen expected to brighten to magnitude 3 (clearly visible in dark skies).

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night and Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm
If you are unable to attend tonight’s meeting, we will be streaming it starting at 7:30pm. The chat line will be open for any questions. www.youtube.com/rasctoronto/live
City Star Party

City Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, December 10, 2018 to Thursday, December 13, 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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 8 in lunar orbit December 24, 1968

RASC Mississauga: Stories From Apollo 8

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

December 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 8 Moon mission.

Orbiting a Red Dwarf Star

UofT AstroTour: The Curious Case of Cold Giant Planets

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Cold gas giant planets with long orbital periods make up half of the planets in our Solar System, yet we have observed only a handful of similar exoplanets around other stars.

Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu

RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Beyond Earth

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Several space agencies have launched orbital missions over several decades, and the volume of data and imagery they have acquired is staggering.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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.

A Planet for Goldilocks

Ismaili Centre: A Planet for Goldilocks: The Search for Evidence of Life Beyond Earth

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
One of the primary goals of NASA’s landmark Kepler Space Telescope Mission, which launched in 2009, is to identify “Goldilocks” planets beyond our solar system — that is, planets orbiting other stars in our Galaxy that are just right, “neither too hot nor too cold," for hosting life as we know it.
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, December 1, 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.

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

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Science on Tap Hamilton

McMaster: Science on Tap Hamilton

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join scientists from McMaster University’s Physics and Astronomy Department for an entertaining night filled with scientific discussion, trivia, and beer.

Reiner Weiss

OSC Great Conversations: Explore the Universe with Gravitational Waves

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Unpack the fabric of space-time with Dr. Rainer Weiss’ exploration of gravitational waves in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. This ground-breaking discovery earned Dr. Weiss the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics, along with his work on LIGO.
Clara - The Film

York University: Screening of the movie Clara

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Allan I. Carswell Observatory is please to invite you to a special screening of the movie Clara on Tuesday November 27, at 7:00pm, in the Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross, York University.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, November 24, 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.

Michel Fich

RASC Mississauga: New Frontiers in Observational Cosmology

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our most recent generation of cosmology experiments, such as the Planck satellite and observations of distant supernovae, have reduced all of cosmology to the very precise measurement of eight parameters.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars! (SOLD OUT)

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

Kortright Astronomy

Kortright Centre: Astronomy Night - A Night with the Stars!

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead.

This is a family-friendly event.

ASX Star Talk: Warp Drives & Aliens

ASX Star Talk: Warp Drives & Aliens

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hello astrophiles! Star Trek, Star Wars, and basically all space-based sci-fi are stuffed full of exotic extraterrestrials and peculiar planets. But what is the scientific basis of these weird and wonderful worlds?

Sara Seager

UofT Physics: 2018 Tuzo Wilson Lecture

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, MIT
Live stream: https://tinyurl.com/tuzowilson
Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Fall Telescope Scope Clinic

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers this November 16 for their Fall telescope clinic.
Generator 2018

Chris Hadfield's Generator 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Generator is back! Chris Hadfield’s famed comedy, music and ideas extravaganza is returning to Roy Thomson Hall.

John Percy

Deer Park Library: The Amazing Universe

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this profusely-illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will see the universe, as revealed by astronomy, is just as exciting as the universe of science fiction and video games - and it's real!

York University Meteor Showers 2018

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

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:30pm to Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:30pm

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

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