Events

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?
Native Skywatchers - Educator and Community Workshop
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:20pm

Join us for an exciting, action-packed, two-day livestream event! Leaders at the forefront of Indigenous STEM and Indigenous Astronomy revitalization movements will share their work and perspectives.

Native Skywatchers - Educator and Community Workshop
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:20pm

Join us for an exciting, action-packed, two-day livestream event! Leaders at the forefront of Indigenous STEM and Indigenous Astronomy revitalization movements will share their work and perspectives.

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.
Astro Trivia Night
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Attention astronomy all-stars! Back by popular demand, we're bringing you another Astro Trivia Night.

Jun 6 Sunday Sungazing
Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Safely observe the sun with us, from the comfort of your home! During these family-friendly sessions, a DDO Astronomer will answer your questions about our closest star: the sun!
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.
RAN ONLINE - June 02, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/gcXuIvJJosw
Ask an Astronomer May 30
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Explore the Universe - from the comfort of your home!

Kim Tait
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Kim Tait, Royal Ontario Museum

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!
Astrophysciennes et astrobiologistes
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Origins Institute and Consulat Général de France à Toronto, in partnership with the McMaster Alumni Association, are extremely excited to announce a free, public, online, two-part symposium.
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!

Astrophysciennes et astrobiologistes
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Origins Institute and Consulat Général de France à Toronto, in partnership with the McMaster Alumni Association, are extremely excited to announce a free, public, online, two-part symposium.
Up in the Sky May 21
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Join us, from the comfort of your home! This program provides an illustrated one-hour presentation and discussion about what exciting celestial events to look for each season.

Chris Gainor
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

This year NASA issued Not Yet Imagined, written by the history journalist and astronomer Chris Gainor, covering the first three decades of Hubble Space Telescope Operations.

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.
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!
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.
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.

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.

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!
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.
2021 Helen Sawyer Hogg Prize Lecture
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole
Prof. Andrea Ghez (UCLA), 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics Laureate
The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

UofGH Science Rendezvous
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
The University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) is “over the moon” to host their 4th annual Science Rendezvous (SR) event.
Indus Space Virtual Science Chase
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
Join us for a virtual edition of Science Rendezvous 2021!

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