Events

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
We're diving into some more constellations this week! We'll go over Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila, the three constellations that contain the bright stars in the Summer Triangle, and some of the cool objects you can find in those constellations!
City Star Party
Monday, July 27, 2020 to Thursday, July 30, 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, July 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Explore the Universe
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This week we're looking for the constellations that make up the Summer Triangle, an easy-to-find asterism in our night sky. We'll also look at a few more objects on the Moon, and if you're feeling adventurous you can try to spot Jupiter and Saturn right next to the Moon too.
Kortright Astronomy
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm to Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:00am

First, receive a detailed introduction to the basics of astronomy through an indoor presentation. Learn your way around the night sky in an amazing portable planetarium.

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Shortly after the big bang, the universe was a cold, dark place, barely recognizable to those of us used to seeing beautiful telescope images of a sky filled with brilliant lights.
Star Trails by Steve McKinney
Monday, July 20, 2020 to Thursday, July 23, 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.

RASC Colour Seal
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in learning how to navigate the night sky? Do you have a telescope or pair of binoculars and not sure how to use them to their full potential?
Ontario Science Centre at Night
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Watch the recorded video: https://youtu.be/tpgioCuuks8
Perseverance on Mars
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

NASA’s newest rover Perseverance launches July 30. Ahead of the big day, join planetary scientists Sara Mazrouei and Tanya Harrison on Wednesday, July 15 at 2 p.m. for a Facebook Live event all about the Red Planet.

Cosmos From Your Couch
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The colourful stars and galaxies that we can see with our eyes and traditional telescopes are only a small portion of the light coming from the sky.

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
The best objects of all types to see in the summer months, using unaided eyes, binoculars, and telescopes. We'll give you some tips on using nebula filters, and dive into some history about Scorpius and Sagittarius!
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.

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