Events

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, April 24, 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.

Chasing Exoplanets

Lillian H. Smith Library: Chasing Exoplanets: Stories from the Centre of the Universe

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a conversation about weird planets, the search for life in the universe, and how the language of science can help tell stories about human relationships.

Kepler planetary discoveries

UofT Planetarium: Kid friendly – Grand Tour of the Cosmos Show (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, April 20, 2019 -
11:00am to 1:30pm

Showtimes: 11:00am, 12:30pm

Lee Smolin

Perimeter Institute: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: Lee Smolin public lecture webcast

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else – from elementary particles and basic forces to the behaviour of materials.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Astronomy Night (CANCELLED)

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
8:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO)

Saturday, April 13, 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.

Drake Equation

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: SETI: An Exploration of Space and Astronomy

Friday, April 12, 2019 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Guest speaker Stephen Holmes writes: “I suspect we all wonder about alien civilizations.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, April 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing (GO for Saturday)

Friday, April 12, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Introduction to Astronomy (CANCELLED)

Thursday, April 11, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Each Thursday from April 11, 2019 to May 16, 2019

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Sarah Symons

Speaker's Night: It's Sirius O'Clock: Astronomical Timekeeping in Ancient Egypt

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/dVJps1bgkdo
Sunrise

First Light - Spring 2019 (3/3)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre, invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light 2019.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm

Explore the universe with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Telescopes will be set up to give you amazing views of the Moon, the planets and more! Meet at the Chappell House Lawn.

Dave Williams

North York Central Library: Dave Williams: Defying Limits

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Astronaut Dave Williams speaks on stage about his book, Defying Limits, and the challenges, surprises and unforgettable moments from his career as one of Canada's most accomplished astronauts.

City Star Party

City Star Party (GO for Monday)

Monday, April 8, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

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.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, April 6, 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.

NEAF show floor

North-East Astronomy Forum

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

CRAM Toronto: U of T | Music of the Cosmos: Sonic Space Exploration Reveals the Voice of the Universe

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
10:00pm to 10:45pm

I used to think that music and astronomy had almost nothing in common and that I would eventually need to choose between my two passions to find a career.

Keith Vanderlinde

CRAM Toronto: U of T | Unravelling the History and Mysteries of Our Universe

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
8:00pm to 8:45pm

Can you imagine living in a house that’s so big you’ll never see it all? And even stranger - it keeps expanding! That’s the way it is with our home, the Universe.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

UofT Planetarium: Grand Tour of the Cosmos

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Laurence Harris

CRAM Toronto: York | Prisoners of Gravity

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:45pm

Gravity is a given. We as humans have evolved in the constant presence of the gravitational pull of Earth. Most of us may not realize it, but gravity is an essential influence on our behaviour and our perceptions.

Explore the Night Sky Astronomy Course

RASC Mississauga: Explore the Night Sky Astronomy Course (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

There’s an endless expanse of wonder right above us. Get a better understanding of it all from Randy Attwood, Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Dave Williams

Toronto Reference Library: Dave Williams: Defying Limits

Thursday, April 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Astronaut Dave Williams speaks on stage about his book, Defying Limits, and the challenges, surprises and unforgettable moments from his career as one of Canada's most accomplished astronauts.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Wednesday)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

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.

Chad Hanna

Perimeter Institute: Windows on the Universe: Chad Hanna public lecture webcast

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

For thousands of years, astronomy was restricted to what we could see with our eyes. But visible light makes up only a tiny fraction of a spectrum emitted by celestial objects.

Ele Willoughby

Danforth/Coxwell Library: Being an Astronaut Candidate

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

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

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm
UofT Earth Hour

UofT AstroTour: Earth Hour 2019: Imagining the Earth as an Exoplanet

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Astronomers have discovered nearly 4000 planets beyond our Solar System, but for most of these exoplanets our knowledge is limited to their size and how far they orbit from their stars.

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