Events

Star Light, Star Bright with Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Ever wonder what that bright object is in the night sky? From dying stars to shooting stars, there are many astronomical phenomena which have long inspired curiosity, fear, and awe.
Extraordinary Exoplanets with Emily Deibert
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered to date—but what do we really know about them, and how do we know it?

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
Christa Van Laerhoven
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The collections of moons that orbit our giant planets are very like miniature planetary systems, each with their own dramatic history.

City Star Party
Monday, June 29, 2020 to Thursday, July 2, 2020

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.

Millennium Square
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, June 22, 2020 to Thursday, June 25, 2020

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.

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/ZXUvEsLpO3s
DDO - Krishna Vedala
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

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.

Starlab Digital Planetarium
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This Spring, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE.
DDO - Krishna Vedala
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 8:30pm to 11:00pm

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.

Millennium Square
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/9GHr_nN87wU
City Star Party
Monday, May 25, 2020 to Thursday, May 28, 2020

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.

Étienne Trouvelot's images of Jupiter in 1877 and 1880
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join RASC archivist Randall Rosenfeld as he explores why hand-drawn astronomical pictures look odd to us, and the implications for what "truth at the eyepiece" may really mean.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, May 18, 2020 to Thursday, May 21, 2020

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.

Pint of Science Canada 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020 to Wednesday, May 13, 2020

We bring science to you - wherever you are! Get your computer, your favourite drink, and join us for the show. 54 amazing scientists from across the globe can't wait to share their passion with you - and it's free!

Heather Laird
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A brief history of some of the important women actively involved in the advancement of amateur and professional astronomy and astrophysics in Canada over the last century.

Katie Mack
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In a special live webcast on May 6 at 7 pm ET, theoretical cosmologist and science communicator Katie Mack — known to her many Twitter followers as @astrokatie — will answer questions about her favourite subject: the end of the universe.

Starlab Digital Planetarium
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This Spring, spend a Sunday afternoon in the OTHER dome at the DDO!

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the Ontario Science Centre for our monthly Solar Observing on the TELUSCAPE. This is the area in front of the Science Centre's entrance. We use specialized telescopes that are safe to aim at the Sun.

Millennium Square
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, RASC, Toronto Centre is suspending all public outreach activites until May 15, 2020.

OSC - International Astronomy Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Watch the recorded video: https://bit.ly/3b1Oahy
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/DXzy62Ft7C8
Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
This event has reached its capacity. Contact the Riverwood Conservancy for more information.

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