Events

Runnymede Library: A Star is Born: Uncovering the True Nature of Molecular Clouds

Monday, September 17, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Giant molecular clouds are the birthplace of stars and planets; however, the true nature of these clouds remains a great mystery.

Ray Carlberg

Barbara Frum Library: The Expanding Universe with Dr. Ray Carlberg

Monday, September 17, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Astronomers had long expected that the gravitational pull of galaxies on one another would cause the expansion of the universe to slow. The discovery that the expansion was speeding up was a substantial surprise to most.

Science Literacy Week 2018

Don Mills Library: Galaxy Slime Lab (WAITLIST)

Monday, September 17, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by making slime inspired by outer space - from starry night slime to nebula slime, use your imagination to make slime that's out of this world!

Science Literacy Week 2018

Science Literacy Week 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada.

RASC Mississauga: RASC National Star Party (FULL)

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  The registration for this event is now full.  We apologize but we cannot accomodate any more participants on site for this event. You must have pre-registered to be able to attend this event.

Planet-gazing Star Party

UofT/RASC National Star Party

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

Come see the planets as you’ve never seen them before! On September 15, we’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with telescopes, planets, and prizes.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Saturday)

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both September 14th and 15th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/u9_5wVDUg1g
Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -
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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, September 8, 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 (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, September 8, 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.

Pluto (New Horizons)

UofT AstroTour: Mission to Pluto - From Napkins to New Horizons

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

In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, photographing the last unexplored major body in our solar system.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Speaker Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend program provides visitors with an opportunity to listen to an astronomy talk and enjoy stargazing.

Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (NO GO)

Saturday, August 25, 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.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, August 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Ellie Arroway - Contact

Solar System Social: Who Deserves To Explore Space

Thursday, August 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Solar System Social is a space-themed speaker series that brings exciting ideas and research from the field of planetary science to the general public.This special event will be a panel discussion on the ethics, logistics, and politics of who deserves to explore space.

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm
POSTPONED to Wednesday, August 22nd
Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Night (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

This weekend tour introduces families to the wonders of astronomy through an indoor planetarium experience, craft activities for younger visitors and stargazing.

Meteors - Adrian Pelletier, 2016. Free Nature Stock.

Joint Toronto Centre - Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Association Hike & Observing

Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 11:00pm

CAO is holding a joint fundraising event for our members and members of the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Volunteers. These are the people who tend the trail near CAO and have visited us for an astronomy night last year.

Dunlap Institute: Astronomy on Tap T.O.

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Quench your thirst for astronomy!

On Friday, August 17, at The Great Hall! It'll be another fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, prizes, and Dunlap merchandise for sale!

Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (GO for Saturday)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on the evenings of both August 17th and 18th for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

Venus at maximum elongation

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
12:00am to 12:00pm

Venus will be in the west at sunset. Venus will be the brightest object in the sky after the moon and the sun.

Bat Walk

High Park at Night: Urban Bat Walk & Summer Star Party

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Let's explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations and the astronomical wonders above us with the help of our new telescope!
Ontario Science Centre at Night

Recreational Astronomy Night

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/OW6QVd_U44E
Observing from the city

City Star Party (GO for Tuesday)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -
8:30pm 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.

Renée Hložek

S. Walter Stewart Library: The Big, Dark and Beautiful Universe

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
We are living in an incredible time in the life of the universe! Dr. Renée Hložek talks about the mysterious contents of the universe, including dark energy and dark matter and how they shape how our universe as it evolves with time.

York University: Astro Workshop 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:30am to Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Join an experienced team of astronomy educators for a professional development workshop that will improve your skills, material, and confidence in teaching astronomy!

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile

Perseid meteors

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Event - Perseid Meteor Shower Eve (WAITLIST)

Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Perseids are the most reliably visible meteor shower at the most favorable part of the summer, the weekend of August 11th, at New Moon.

Pages