Events

Perseid Meteor Shower (201508130001HQ)

OSC Star Party - Catch a Falling Star

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

Heads up! Literally. You won’t want to miss the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 11 and 12. Find out what causes these fast-moving meteors to appear in our summer sky — and maybe even spot a few!

The Milky Way, Photo Credit: Matthew Mannering

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: View the Perseid Meteor Shower

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

Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at the Binbrook Conservation Area from 8:00 to 11:00pm on Saturday August 11.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Cielo

TIFF: CIELO

Friday, August 10, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Director Alison McAlpine's sublime non-fiction film takes us to Chile's Atacama Desert, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate the splendour of the night sky.

Starfest

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

Stellafane

Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Jennifer West

Brentwood Library: Revealing The Invisible Universe With Radio Telescopes

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

For thousands of years, people have gazed up at the sky without realizing its hidden secrets: that most of the stuff out in space cannot be seen with our eyes!

#STEMCamp: All Things Space

hEr VOLUTION: #STEMCamp: All Things Space (WAITLIST)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

STEM Camp will introduce children to the basics of astronomy, geology, geography, and engineering.

Star Trails by Steve McKinney

Dark Sky Star Party (NO GO)

Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018

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.

Mount Kobau Star Party

Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

Friday, August 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Science on Tap Hamilton

McMaster: Science on Tap Hamilton

Friday, August 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm

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

Dragonfly/Hubble composite

UofT AstroTour: Discovering new galaxies through the eyes of a Dragonfly

Thursday, August 2, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:30pm

When we observe the universe we see light from stars, gas and galaxies, but this makes up merely 4% of the universe.

Bat Walk

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

Wednesday, August 1, 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!
Mars Extravaganza 2018

York University Observatory: Mars Extravaganza 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:00pm to Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:45pm

Come join the Allan I. Carswell team at York University to view Mars at opposition. Mars will appear brighter then it has been for 15 years and will not be this bright again until 2035!

International Astronomical Youth Camp

International Astronomical Youth Camp

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week-long summer camp in the UK aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere.

Richmond Hill DDO

DDO Family Event - Mars Opposition (WAITLIST)

Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
The Mars Opposition is our best opportunity to observe the Red Planet for the next several years. Join us at the David Dunlap Observatory to stage the next Martian Invasion of Richmond Hill.
Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Centre by Katrina Ince

Solar Observing (GO for Saturday)

Saturday, July 28, 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.

Mars rover

OSC: Rover Exploration Challenge

Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Embark on an expedition to determine whether a planet could support human life.

Mars 2003-08-26

RASC Hamilton: Mars Outreach

Friday, July 27, 2018 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm

By the end of July the red planet will be the closest and brightest it has been in 15 years.

MarsFest

OSC Star Party - MarsFest

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 1:00am

See Mars at its best and brightest! Mars will be closer than it has been in 15 years and we’re celebrating with an evening star party.

Grand Tour of the Cosmos

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

Friday, July 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Mars at opposition

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars is in the most favourable position to observe in 2018 and is due south at local midnight. 

Yvette Cendes

Brentwood Library: Supernovae - Witnessing Cosmic Explosions

Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy. But how does a supernova happen? What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way?

RASC Mississauga: Astronomy Night at the Riverwood Conservancy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm

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.

Mars Extravaganza 2018

York University Observatory: Mars Extravaganza 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:00pm to Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:45pm

Come join the Allan I. Carswell team at York University to view Mars at opposition. Mars will appear brighter then it has been for 15 years and will not be this bright again until 2035!

Roberto Abraham

S. Walter Stewart Library: Finding Your Place in Space and Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

In this talk, Prof. Roberto Abraham will will try to give you a "cosmic perspective," by describing what we know about the nature of the Universe and your place in it.

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:15pm

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

Out Of This World

Propeller Gallery: Out Of This World - Artist Talks and Star Party in Lisgar Park

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Join us in the gallery at 7:00pm for informal talks by artists about their work. Follow us outside to Lisgar Park across the street when it gets dark - where members of the RASC and York University will set up telescopes.
Millennium Square

Millennium Square Stargazing Night (NO GO for Saturday)

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm

Everyone is invited to join us and Durham Skies on July 21 for stargazing at the edge of Lake Ontario.

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